CATBOOK Computerized Adaptive Testing: From Inquiry to Operation
Final rept. Apr 94-Oct 96
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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HumRRO contracted with ARI, sponsored by OASDPR AP, to produce a book for commercial publication by the American Psychological Association APA which documents the research and development of computerized adaptive testing CAT as a means of administering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB, the personnel selection test battery used by the Department of Defense DoD. The CAT-ASVAB program began in 1979, and bore operational fruit in 1992, when CAT-ASVAB went into limited use in an operational test and evaluation. CAT-ASVAB has since been approved to replace conventional, printed versions of ASVAB, beginning in 1996 in all Military Entrance Processing Stations MEPs. The principal objective of this book is to document the psychometric research and development of the CAT-ASVAB program and the important practical lessons learned in developing its delivery system. The approach does this in a historical context. A secondary objective of the book is to provide a case study of the entire CAT-ASVAB program. The book primarily addresses three aspects of CAT-ASVAB history in DoD adaptive testing measures and strategies CAT-ASVAB system design issues and CAT-ASVAB evaluation. It provides reference information useful to practitioners developing a computerized testing system.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations