TitleHow Adaptive is an Adaptive Test: Are all Adaptive Tests Adaptive?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsReckase, MD
Conference Name2017 IACAT Conference
Date Published08/2017
PublisherNiigata Seiryo University
Conference LocationNiigata, Japan
KeywordsAdaptive Testing, CAT

There are many different kinds of adaptive tests but they all have the characteristic that some feature of the test is customized to the purpose of the test. In the time allotted, it is impossible to consider the adaptation of all of this types so this address will focus on the “classic” adaptive test that matches the difficulty of the test to the capabilities of the person being tested. This address will first present information on the maximum level of adaptation that can occur and then compare the amount of adaptation that typically occurs on an operational adaptive test to the maximum level of adaptation. An index is proposed to summarize the amount of adaptation and it is argued that this type of index should be reported for operational adaptive tests to show the amount of adaptation that typically occurs.

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