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

Latest Article Published in the Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing

The volume 2 Number 3 issue of JCAT was published at the end of Octpber 2014,  The article is titled Detecting Item Preknowledge in Computerized Adaptive Testing Using Information Theory and Combinatorial Optimization and was written by Dmitry Belov of the Law School Admission Council. Full text of the article is freely available at http://www.iacat.org/jcat/index.php/jcat/article/view/36/18

2014 IACAT Election Results

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!

2014 IACAT Board Elections

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.

Attend the 2014 IACAT Summit in Princeton!

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

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

 

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