TitleThe impact of receiving the same items on consecutive computer adaptive test administrations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsO'Neill, T, Lunz, ME, Thiede, K
JournalJournal of Applied Measurement
Publication Languageeng

Addresses item exposure in a Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) when the item selection algorithm is permitted to present examinees with questions that they have already been asked in a previous test administration. The data were from a national certification exam in medical technology. The responses of 178 repeat examinees were compared. The results indicate that the combined use of an adaptive algorithm to select items and latent trait theory to estimate person ability provides substantial protection from score contamination. The implications for constraints that prohibit examinees from seeing an item twice are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved).