IACAT members:

Two brief updates regarding the Vice President election that is currently open:

1.  The email with the link to vote will be from fasttestweb.com.  It inlcudes a Test Code (password) that is unique for you; copy it and then click on the link to take the "test."

2.  Below is an updated bio for Mark Reckase.

The election closes on August 1.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-The IACAT Board


Mark D. Reckase is a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University.  For the past 16 years, he has taught psychometric theory and statistics in the Measurement and Quantitative Methods Program in the College of Education.  Prior to working at MSU, he was the Assistant Vice President for Assessment Innovations at ACT, Inc. were he worked to develop adaptive testing systems and to extend item response theory models to the multidimensional case.  He also worked on test design and development and scoring procedures for performance assessments.

Professor Reckase began working in the area of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) in the early 1970s with his first journal publication on the topic in 1974 (Reckase, 1974).  Since that time, he has continued to work on both the theoretical and practical aspects of CAT with most recent work on the design of item pools to support CATs (Wei & Reckase, 2014) and on determining the amount of adaptation that occurs when an adaptive test is implemented.  The also has included a chapter on multidimensional CAT in his book on multidimensional item response theory (Reckase, 2009).  In addition to work on CAT, Professor Reckase has done work on standard setting, value-added modeling, and international comparisons of teacher preparation.