Seminar in Psychometrics

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Computerized adaptive and multistage testing: overview, challenges and applications

Date and time: April 19, 2022 (3:40 PM CET)
Place Remotely on Zoom, projected to K4 at MFF UK

Abstract. omputerized adaptive testing (CAT) and multistage testing (MST) are two closely connected fields of theory and applications of psychometrics. They are both a source of intense scientific research and wide areas of applications for educational measurement and assessment. Though conceptually simple (core of CAT and MST can be explained in a few sentences), they require a strong underlying measurement theory, an accurate algorithmic process and a suitable platform for test administration and evaluation. During this talk, I will (a) introduce the concepts and aspects of CAT and MST; (b) highlight assets, drawbacks and challenges; (c) overview the current resources for CAT and MST deployment. Some real demonstrations of CAT and MST illustrations using the R software will also be proposed.

Magis, D., Yan, D., & von Davier, A. A. (2017). Computerized adaptive and multistage testing with R (using packages catR and mstR). UseR! series. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69218-0

David Magis