Accession Number:

AD0757788

Title:

Ability Measurement: Conventional or Adaptive.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Research to date on adaptive sequential, branched, individualized, tailored, programmed, response-contingent ability testing is reviewed and summarized, following a brief review of problems inherent in conventional individual and group approaches to ability measurement. Research reviewed includes empirical, simulation and theoretical studies of adaptive testing strategics. A number of new psychometric problems raised by adaptive testing are discussed, as is the criterion problem in evaluating the utility of adaptive testing. Problems of implementing adaptive testing in a paper and pencil mode, or using special testing machines are reviewed the advantages of computer-controlled adaptive test administration are described. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE