Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing

JCAT is a peer-reviewed electronic journal designed to advance the science and practice of computerized adaptive testing (CAT). JCAT publishes two types of manuscripts:

  1. Empirical research reports, theoretical papers, and integrative critical reviews on 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, validity studies).
  2. Applications and implementations of CAT. These articles include descriptions of specific decisions made for a particular purpose, required by the nature of the adaptive test being developed, including (but not limited to) the nature of the testing population, the type of decisions being made with the information from the test, the size of the available item bank, the changing nature of item styles, approaches to field testing, and complex item selection procedures.
JCAT is the official journal of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing.

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David J. Weiss, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Associate Editors

G. Gage Kingsbury, Psychometric Consultant, U.S.A

Bernard P. Veldkamp, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Consulting Editors

John Barnard, EPEC, Australia

Juan Ramón Barrada, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Kirk A. Becker, Pearson VUE, U.S.A.

Barbara G. Dodd, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.

Theo Eggen, Cito and University of Twente, The Netherlands

Matthew D. Finkelman, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, U.S.A.

Andreas Frey, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Kyung T. Han, Graduate Management Admission Council, U.S.A.

Wim J. van der Linden, CTB/McGraw-Hill, U.S.A.

Alan D. Mead, Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Mark D. Reckase, Michigan State University, U.S.A.

Barth Riley, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.

Wen-Chung Wang, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Steven L. Wise, Northwest Evaluation Association, U.S.A.


ISSN: 2165-6592