Accession Number:

ADA169730

Title:

Development of a Microcomputer-Based Adaptive Testing System. Phase II. Implementation.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Sep 83-11 Nov 85,

Corporate Author:

ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS CORP ST PAUL MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-11-11

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project was to develop an inexpensive, self-contained system of hardware and software to support the development, administration, and evaluation of computerized adaptive tests. Toward that goal, commercial hardware was selected and a comprehensive software system called the MicroCAT Testing System was developed. The MicroCAT system was implemented in a local area network configuration at the Basic Electricity and Electronics School of the Naval Training Center in San Diego. It was integrated into the schools computer-managed instruction system and made available to the University of Illinois for research on adaptive diagnostic testing. In response to suggestions from users at this and other non-government implementations, the MicroCAT system was refined into a marketable commercial product.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE