|Title||CAT for certification and licensure|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Bergstrom, BA, Lunz, ME|
|Book Title||Innovations in computerized assessment|
|Publisher||Lawrence Erlbaum Associates|
|Keywords||computerized adaptive testing|
(from the chapter) This chapter discusses implementing computerized adaptive testing (CAT) for high-stakes examinations that determine whether or not a particular candidate will be certified or licensed. The experience of several boards who have chosen to administer their licensure or certification examinations using the principles of CAT illustrates the process of moving into this mode of administration. Examples of the variety of options that can be utilized within a CAT administration are presented, the decisions that boards must make to implement CAT are discussed, and a timetable for completing the tasks that need to be accomplished is provided. In addition to the theoretical aspects of CAT, practical issues and problems are reviewed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved).