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

Official Announcement: IACAT 2012 in Australia

The third conference of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) will be held at the Sydney Convention Centre (www.scec.com.au), Australia from Sunday 12 to Tuesday 14 August 2012. This conference follows the successful first conference held in the Netherlands in June 2010 and the second conference held in Monterey in October 2011.

IACAT - Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing

At its meeting in late November, the IACAT Board of Directors approved a proposal by its previously appointed Journal Committee to prepare a proposal for the development of the Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing (JCAT). JCAT will be implemented as an electronic journal that will be distributed using PDF files at no cost. It will publish high-quality peer-reviewed CAT research. We expect to begin receiving manuscripts for review in Spring 2012 with publication beginning in late spring.

Dec. 2011: Call for operational CAT programs

The IACAT website has a list of operational CAT programs at http://iacat.org/?q=node/427, adapted from the CAT Central website of Prof. David J. Weiss. If you have a operational testing program that utilizes true IRT-based adaptive testing, and you would like to add it to that list, please send a brief description to nthompson@assess.com.

IACAT 2012 Announced

The IACAT 2012 annual conference will be held 12-14 August, in Sydney, Australia. It is being hosted by the Australian Medical Council (www.amc.org.au) and EPEC (www.epecat.com). An official Call for Proposals with more details will be released soon, but you can start thinking about what research you would like to present.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Note: An earlier announcement tentatively listed the dates as 13-15 August; final arrangements with the venue were 12-14 August.

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