Accession Number:

ADA167605

Title:

The Use of Tailored Testing with Instructional Programs.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN COLL TESTING PROGRAM IOWA CITY IA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report describes the computerized testing system that was implemented in conjunction with the Radar Technician Training Course at the naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill. and the research that was performed using the system. The system was a multilevel, microprocessor-based computer network with each testing station capable of operating as a stand-alone test administering computer. The system was used to administer tests in a sequential, fixed length former for the purpose of gaining information on the effect of mode of administration on test items. The project demonstrated that the system design was viable and that microcomputers could be used to administer achievement tests in an instructional program environment. Trainees were found to have no difficulty taking the test on the computer terminals. For the small item pools available for this course, a one-parameter logistic based testing procedure was found to operate adequately. Some items were found to operate differently when administered on a computer screen as compared to a paper-and-pencil administration. Further research is needed to determine the cause of the differences in item performance. Keywords Computerized adaptive testing, Item response theory, Mode effect.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE