Accession Number : ADA018758

Title :   A Study of Computer-Administered Stradaptive Ability Testing.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Vale,C. David ; Weiss,David J.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A conventional vocabulary test and two forms of a stradaptive vocabulary test were administered by a time-shared computer system to undergraduate college students. The two stradaptive tests differed in that one counted question mark responses (i.e., omitted items) as incorrect and the other ignored items responded to with question marks. Analysis of difficulties of items associated with correct, incorrect, and question mark responses suggested that items with question mark responses should not be ignored, but should be treated as incorrect responses in branching decisions. Suggestions for future research on the stradaptive testing model are made.

Descriptors :   *Aptitude tests, *Test construction(Psychology), *Computer applications, Adaptive systems, Individualized training, Psychological tests, Test methods, Students, Universities, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE