Microcomputer Network for Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)
Final rept. FY81-83
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Computerized adaptive testing CAT offers the opportunity to replace paper-and-pencil aptitude tests with shorter, more accurate, and more secure computer-administered tests. Its potential advantages needed to be verified by experimental administration of automated tests to military personnel whose subsequent training and job performance could be correlated with their CAT performance. A hardware and software system was developed for experimental administration of computerized aptitude tests to military personnel. A network of microprocessors was used, with each testing station including an Apple III personal computer. Eight such computers shared a 10-million byte Winchester disk containing the data base of items, programs, and examinee records. This report contains the system documentation, and user documentation.
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