The IACAT Newsletter provides announcements of important information and news in the field of adaptive testing.

IACAT 2014 Call for Board Nominations

Apologies for the recent call for nominations that mentioned Vice President - it is NOT open for election this year, but the other three positions are.
 

Call for Nominations

The IACAT board would like to receive nominations for new board members. Three member positions are open for election.  Current and past board members may run for another term if elected.
 
Current Board
Past President: G. Gage Kingsbury
President: Lawrence M. Rudner

Call For Proposals: 2014 IACAT Conference

The 2014 Computerized Adaptive Testing Summit: Facing and Solving Educational and Psychological Measurement Challenges in the 21st Century

Hyatt Regency Hotel ▪ Princeton, N.J., USA ▪ October 8–10, 2014

 

Call for Proposals

 

About the 2014 IACAT Summit

2014 IACAT Conference: 8-10 October, Princeton, NJ, USA

IACAT conference

8-10 October 2014

Princeton, NJ

2014 IACAT Conference: 8-10 October, Princeton, NJ, USA

IACAT conference

8-10 October 2014

Latest Article Published in the Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing (JCAT)

The following article was published in JCAT on December 24, 2013:

A Comparison of Four Methods for Obtaining Information Functions for Scores From
Computerized Adaptive Tests With Normally Distributed Item Difficulties and Discriminations

By Kyoko Ito and Daniel O. Segall

A PDF file of the complete article can be downloaded from http://www.iacat.org/jcat/index.php/jcat/article/view/22

Volumes 1 and 2 of the Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing

Volume 1 (2012 - 2013)

Number 1.  Termination Criteria in Computerized Adaptive Testing: Do Variable-Length CATs Provide Effective and Efficient measurement? Ben Babcock and David J. Weiss

Number 2. A Comparison of Computerized Classification Testing and Computerized Adaptive Testing in Clinical Psychology.  Niels Smits and Matthew D. Finkelman

Number 3. Item Ordering in Stochastically Curtailed Health Questionnaires With an Observable Outcome.  Matthew D. Finkelman, Wonsuk Kim, Yulei He, and Albert M. Lai

Number 4. Estimating Measurement Precision in Reduced-Length Multi-Stage Adaptive Testing. Katrina M. Crotts, April L. Zenisky, Stephen G. Sireci, and Xueming Li

Number 5.  A Comparison of Four Methods for Obtaining Information Functions for Scores From Computerized Adaptive Tests With Normally Distributed Item Difficulties and Discriminations.
by Kyoko Ito and Daniel O. Segall

Volume 2 (2014)

Number 1. The Utility of Adaptive Testing in Addressing the Problem of Unmotivated Examinees.  Steven L. Wise

Number 2. A Comparison of Multi-Stage and Linear Test Designs for Medium-Size Licensure and Certification Examinations. Bradley G. Brossman and Robin A. Guille

Full-text PDF files of all JCAT articles are available at http://www.iacat.org/jcat/index.php/jcat/issue/archive

 

IACAT voting instructions

IACAT Member,

Earlier this week, we distributed a list of nominations for IACAT board elections, and biographies of the candidates.  Today we will send out an email with the link to submit your vote.  Here are some instructions for you:

1.  You will receive an email from "FastTest Web" regarding a test code.  We are using this high-security test code approach to ensure that everyone votes only once, and we can verify identity.  This code can only be used once, by you.

IACAT 2013 Election - Nominations

IACAT is holding its 2013 Election over the next few weeks.  This email contains a list of all candidates for open positions on the IACAT board and brief biographies for you to consider when casting your ballot.  In a few days, you will receive an automated email from an online survey system (FastTest Web - watch your Junk Mail folder just in case) with a link to vote online.

 

Board member nominations end June 11th

IACAT has received several nominations for Vice President  and Regional representatives of Europe and Asia.  Elections will be held next week when a newsletter is sent providing biographical information on each candidate.  Please send nominations to cliffdonath@gmail.com.

Nominations for IACAT Board Members

The IACAT board would like to receive nominations for three new board members. Three member positions are open for election.  Current and past board members may run for another term if elected.

The current board is:

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