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

IACAT 2013 Election - Nominations

IACAT is holding its 2013 Election over the next few weeks.  This email contains a list of all candidates for open positions on the IACAT board and brief biographies for you to consider when casting your ballot.  In a few days, you will receive an automated email from an online survey system (FastTest Web - watch your Junk Mail folder just in case) with a link to vote online.


Board member nominations end June 11th

IACAT has received several nominations for Vice President  and Regional representatives of Europe and Asia.  Elections will be held next week when a newsletter is sent providing biographical information on each candidate.  Please send nominations to

Nominations for IACAT Board Members

The IACAT board would like to receive nominations for three new board members. Three member positions are open for election.  Current and past board members may run for another term if elected.

The current board is:

2013 IACAT Conference cancelled

Dear IACAT Members:

We regret to inform you that the 2013 IACAT Conference has been cancelled.  The conference was originally planned for 17-19 August, 2013, in Jiaxing, China.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The possibility of future conferences will be determined at a later date.

Best regards,

The IACAT Board

First JCAT issue released!

IACAT Members:


The Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing - the scholarly journal of the IACAT - has just published its first issue at You can access the issue by selecting the Current tab.


Recall that JCAT publishes each article as it is completed.  A second article has been accepted and will likely be published in January.


2013 IACAT Conference Cancelled!

The 2013 IACAT conference to be held in Jiaxing, China has been cancelled.  It was first announced that 2013 conference will be held in Jiaxing University (, China, conveniently located outside Shanghai.  However, the conference has been Cancelled and IACAT is looking for sponsors for next year's conference.  Please watch the IACAT site ( for more information.   


New Vice President of IACAT

IACAT: Will you volunteer some time to help move CAT forward?

Dear IACAT member:

As you know, one of the objectives of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) is to serve as an international source of information on CAT.  A major part of this initiative is the IACAT Web site, which has already become a substantial improvement over the old CAT Central Web site, which is being absorbed into IACAT's new Web site.

IACAT 2013 - UNOFFICIAL request for proposals

CAT researchers:

It is time to start thinking about IACAT 2013!  We would like to able to announce the location of the 2013 conference while at the 2012 conference.  Since the 2012 conference will be in August, the proposal and review process will need to occur in the May-July period.  An official Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released in approximately May.  Therefore, this message is to serve as notice for all interested organizations to start thinking of their proposal at this time.  If you are interested, a link to the previous form is below.