TitleItem selection algorithms in computerized adaptive testing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGarcia, DA, Santa Cruz, C, Dorronsoro, JR, Rubio Franco, VJ
NumberSuppl 2
Publication Languageeng

Studied the efficacy of 3 different item selection algorithms in computerized adaptive testing. Ss were 395 university students (aged 20-25 yrs) in Spain. Ss were asked to submit answers via computer to 28 items of a personality questionnaire using item selection algorithms based on maximum item information, entropy, or mixed item-entropy algorithms. The results were evaluated according to ability of Ss to use item selection algorithms and number of questions. Initial results indicate that mixed criteria algorithms were more efficient than information or entropy algorithms for up to 15 questionnaire items, but that differences in efficiency decreased with increasing item number. Implications for developing computer adaptive testing methods are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved).