Accession Number : AD0757788

Title :   Ability Measurement: Conventional or Adaptive.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Weiss,David J. ; Betz,Nancy E.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Research to date on adaptive (sequential, branched, individualized, tailored, programmed, response-contingent) ability testing is reviewed and summarized, following a brief review of problems inherent in conventional individual and group approaches to ability measurement. Research reviewed includes empirical, simulation and theoretical studies of adaptive testing strategics. A number of new psychometric problems raised by adaptive testing are discussed, as is the criterion problem in evaluating the utility of adaptive testing. Problems of implementing adaptive testing in a paper and pencil mode, or using special testing machines are reviewed; the advantages of computer-controlled adaptive test administration are described. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*APTITUDE TESTS, *REVIEWS), THEORY, RELIABILITY, AUTOMATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE