Accession Number : ADA118822

Title :   Development of a Microcomputer-Based Adaptive Testing System. Phase I. Specification of Requirements and Preliminary Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-30 Jun 82,


Personal Author(s) : Vale,C David ; Albing,Carl ; Foote-Lennox,Lisa ; Foote-Lennox,Thom

PDF Url : ADA118822

Report Date : 30 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : Specifications were developed for a microcomputer-based adapative testing system based on reviews of item types in current use and a survey of the needs and desires of individuals engaged in adaptive testing research and other related activities. From these specifications, a general system configuration was developed and the design of a general-purpose software package was initiated. This design included subsystems for test construction, item banking, test administration, test reporting, and test analysis. Various microcomputer systems were considered in search of hardware on which to implement the design; of these, three eight-bit microcomputer systems were selected for future consideration. A draft of a user's manual, reviewed by experts, was developed for the proposed system and served as a preliminary design document. In summary, this research indicated that a definite need exists for a microcomputer-based adaptive testing system and that the proposed system would meet that need. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microcomputers, *Systems engineering, *Computer applications, *Adaptive training, *Psychological tests, Computer programs, Test methods, Individualized training, Computer aided instruction, Man computer interface, Performance(Human), Mental ability, Perception, Simulation, Models, Computer architecture, Systems analysis, Specifications, Requirements, User needs, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE