Accession Number : ADA018611
Title : Empirical Investigation of the Stradaptive Testing Model for the Measurement of Human Ability.
Descriptive Note : Dissertation rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
Personal Author(s) : Waters,Brian K.
Report Date : OCT 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 71
Abstract : This study empirically investigated the validity and utility of the stratified adaptive computerized testing model (stradaptive) developed by Weiss (1973). The model presents a tailored testing strategy based upon Binet IQ measurement theory and Lord's (1972) modern test theory. Nationally normed School and College Ability Test Verbal analogy items (SCAT-V) were used to construct an item pool. Item difficulty and discrimination indices were rescaled to normal ogive parameters on 249 items. One hundred three freshmen volunteers at Florida State University were randomly assigned to stradaptive or conventional test groups. Both groups were tested via cathode-ray-tube (CRT) terminals coupled to a Control Data Corporation 6500 computer.
Descriptors : *Test construction(Psychology), *Computer applications, Adaptive systems, Models, Assessment, Validation, Reliability, Test methods, Statistical processes
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE