Measuring Up: Considerations for Adopting Computerized Adaptive Testing

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory
Jul 15, 2019
Authors
REL Mid-Atlantic

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) selects test questions based on test takers’ answers to previous questions. For example, if a student answers a question correctly, the next question is more difficult. Conversely, if a student answers a question incorrectly, the next question is easier. CAT has the potential to be more valid and reliable than non-adaptive tests.