International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing

2014 IACAT Conference

The 2014 IACAT conference is will be held on October 8 - 10, 2014, in Princeton New Jersey, U.S.A.  The conference is being coordinated by Educational Testing Service. Submit your paper submissions and conference registrations.

The International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) is a tax-exempt nonprofit professional and scientific organization intended to promote adaptive testing. (See our Mission Statement for more information.) The organization was formulated in 2009 and founded in 2010.

Please see our extensive bibliography of CAT articles.


Currently membership is free and we invite anyone interested in adaptive testing to join. You only have to create a User account on this system  to be a member.  Members have access to the Forums, where issues in CAT research and applications can be discussed.   Members also can vote for members of the Board of Directors and hold office in IACAT.

Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing

Our new Journal, The Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing (JCAT) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal designed to advance the science and practice of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) by publishing empirical research reports, theoretical papers, and integrative critical reviews of topics directly related to CAT (e.g., item selection algorithms, security algorithms, multistage designs, examinee reactions to CAT, DIF in CAT, item bank development, the psychometrics of CAT) and on important ancillary topics (e.g., innovative item types, assessment engineering, psychometric models, issues surrounding the technology of adaptive testing, or validity studies).

For further information about JCAT, see the link under Resources.

CAT Bibliography

Our CAT Bibliography (which you can find under Resources) has over 2,000 references and is growing, thanks to our Bibliography Manager, Vince Maurelli, and Zhen Li, Jerry Melican, and Shungwon Ro who each are monitoring several journals for new CAT literature .  We welcome your contributions to this important resource.  Please send your CAT references and papers to IACAT Bibliography.

This is a reminder that the The 2014 Computerized Adaptive Testing Summit will be hosted by Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ from Wednesday 8 October through Friday 10 October 2014. Details of our international keynote speakers, various pre-conference workshops, accommodations, and the program are available at  You can register online at

The IACAT Board is pleased to announce the results of the Election held in June 2014.  The new Secretary is Duanli Yan from Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The North America representative is Alan Mead from Illinois Institute of Technology.  Congratulations to Duanli and Alan!

Elections for open positions on the IACAT Board are being held this June.  There are three positions up for re-election: Treasurer, Secretary, and North America representative.  A call for nominations sent out in May received only one nomination for Treasurer, two for Secretary, and two for North America representative.  Brief bios for the candidates up for election are below; because there is only one candidate for Treasurer, no election is necessary.