TitleComputerized Adaptive Testing With Multiple-Form Structures
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsArmstrong, RD, Jones, DH, Koppel, NB, Pashley, PJ
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement

A multiple-form structure (MFS) is an orderedcollection or network of testlets (i.e., sets of items).An examinee’s progression through the networkof testlets is dictated by the correctness of anexaminee’s answers, thereby adapting the test tohis or her trait level. The collection of pathsthrough the network yields the set of all possibletest forms, allowing test specialists the opportunityto review them before they are administered. Also,limiting the exposure of an individual MFS to aspecific period of time can enhance test security.This article provides an overview of methods thathave been developed to generate parallel MFSs.The approach is applied to the assembly of anexperimental computerized Law School Admission Test (LSAT).