Accession Number : ADP001399

Title :   Legal and Political Considerations in Large-Scale Adaptive Testing,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Waters,Brian K. ; Lee,Gus C.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper has strived to do more than simply suggest questions that need to be considered as Computerized Adaptive testing nears operational usage. One thing we can be absolutely sure of is that once personnel selection and classification decisions begin to be made using CAT, there will be legal challenges to the validity of the measurement process. We need to anticipate these challenges, to conduct the research to answer the legal questions, and to understand enough about legal processes and judgments to 'sell' the benefits of CAT to the courts and the public.

Descriptors :   *Test construction(Psychology), *Computer applications, *Test methods, *Validation, *Response, Error analysis, Measurement, Scoring, Reliability, Methodology, Performance(Human), Decision making, Problem solving, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE