Accession Number : AD0704824

Title :   COMPUTER-ASSISTED CRITERION-REFERENCED TESTING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA LEARNING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Ferguson,Richard L.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A test model for a computer-assisted branched test was developed and implemented for a unit of mathematics for which a hierarchy of prerequisite relationships among objectives existed. A computer was used to generate and present items and then score the student's constructed response. Using Wald's sequential probability ratio test, the computer determined whether the examinee was or was not proficient in the skill being tested. If such a decision could be made he was branched to another objective according to specified criteria based upon the hierarchy. Otherwise, another item was generated and the cycle repeated. Results showed that the computer test was highly successful in providing reliable information in substantially less time than that which was required by the conventional paper-and-pencil test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MEASUREMENT, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE