TitlePractical issues in setting standards on computerized adaptive tests
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSireci, SG, Clauser, BE
Book TitleSetting performance standards: Concepts, methods, and perspectives
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
CityMahwah, N.J. USA
KeywordsAdaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Performance Tests, Testing Methods

(From the chapter) Examples of setting standards on computerized adaptive tests (CATs) are hard to find. Some examples of CATs involving performance standards include the registered nurse exam and the Novell systems engineer exam. Although CATs do not require separate standard setting-methods, there are special issues to be addressed by test specialist who set performance standards on CATs. Setting standards on a CAT will typical require modifications on the procedures used with more traditional, fixed-form, paper-and -pencil examinations. The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate why CATs pose special challenges to the standard setter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA )