Program

Program overview

Sunday, June 6th

17.00 - 18.00 Registration (foyer 3)

Monday June 7th

08.30 - 13.00

Registration (Foyer 3)

09.00 - 10.15

Preconference workshops

Room i/j

Introduction to CAT

Nathan A. Thompson

Room 6

Multidimensional computerized adaptive testing (MCAT)

Mark D. Reckase

Room 7

Item selection, exposure control, and test specifications in CAT

Bernard Veldkamp

10.15 - 10.45

Break (Foyer 3)

10.45 - 12.00

Continuation of the Preconference workshops

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch (Restaurant 20 28)

13.00 - 13.15

Opening of the IACAT conference(Room 6/7)

13.15 - 14.30

Keynote speakers (Room 6/7)

 

The impact of computerized adaptive testing on measurement theory

Mark D. Reckase

How to make adaptive testing more efficient?

Wim J. van der Linden

14.30 - 15.00

Break (Foyer 3)

 

Paper presentations 15.00 – 16.35

Room i/j

Contexts of CAT (concurrent session)

15.00 – 15.20

The theoretical issues that are important to operational adaptive testing

 

Brian Bontempo, Steven L. Wise, Anthony R. Zara, and

G. Gage Kingsbury

15.25 – 15.45

Implementation of adaptive algorithms in CBT Systems

 

Mark Molenaar

15.50 – 16.10

Adaptive testing in group level survey assessments

 

Andreas Oranje and Xueli Xu

16.15 – 16.35

Enlarging an item pool by rule-based item generation.

 

Lolle Schakel and Annette Maij-de Meij

Room 6

Applications of CAT (part 1) (concurrent session)

15.00 – 15.20

Implementing figural matrix items in computerised adaptive testing system

 

Tay Poh Hua, Raymond Fong, Low Sik Kuan and Chee Meng On

15.25 – 15.45

Short forms versus CAT for the assessment of patient reported outcomes measures

 

Richard C. Gershon, David Cella and Seung Choi

15.50 – 16.10

Validity of CAT in personnel selection

 

Sara Gutierrez, Darrin Grelle & Mike Fetzer

16.15 – 16.35

Adaptive rule-based intelligence testing

 

Jonas Bertling & Heinz Holling

Room 7

Issues in ability estimation (concurrent session)

15.00 – 15.20

Competence´s initial estimation in computer adaptive testing

 

Félix Castro, Joel Suárez and Raul Chirinos

15.25 – 15.45

Guess again: The effect of correct guesses on scores in an operational CAT program

 

Eileen Talento-Miller, Kyung T. Han, Fanmin Guo

15.50 – 16.10

Ability estimation and test ending strategies of CAT for achievement testing on different samples

 

Ilker Kalender and Giray Berberoglu

16.15 – 16.35

Effect of θ estimation method and starting value on the recovery of θ

 

Rick Guyer and David J. Weiss

 

Paper presentations 16.50 – 18.00

Room i/j

Item selection (Part 1) (concurrent session)

16.50 – 17.10

CAT item selection and person fit: Predictive efficiency and detection of atypical symptom profiles

 

Barth B. Riley, Michael L. Dennis, and Kendon J. Conrad

17.15 – 17.35

Adaptive tests of adjustable difficulty

 

Huub Verstralen

17.40 – 18.00

Effects of computerized adaptive testing and mean response probability on test-taking motivation and performance

 

Regine Asseburg

Room 6

Utilizing time data (concurrent session)

16.50 – 17.10

Using response times to improve measurementprecision for examinees with aberrant response behaviors in computerized adaptive testing

 

Jyun-Hong Chen, Shu-Ying Chen, Chuan-Ju Lin   

17.15 – 17.35

A smple method for controlling test time intensity in CAT

 

Fanmin Guo

17.40 – 18.00

When does item duration become a relevant variable in measurement?

 

Dr. Annette Maij-de Meij and MSc. Lolle Schakel

Room 7

New methods (concurrent session)

16.50 – 17.10

Using the Rasch model-based LLTM for composing item difficulties on demand – the test Alpha-Numerical TOPologies

 

Klaus D. Kubinger and Nina Heuberger

17.15 – 17.35

A Kalman filtering approach to computerized adaptive testing

 

P.W. van Rijn

17.40 – 18.00

Bayesian optimal design for the Rasch model and linear logistic test model

 

Heinz Holling

19:00

Dinner (Restaurant 20 28)

 

 

Tuesday, June 8th

09.00 - 10.15

Keynote speakers (room 6/7)

 

Clinical and medical applications of computer adaptive testing

Otto B. Walter

Computer adaptive testing for small scale programs and instructional systems

Lawrence M. Rudner

10.15 - 10.45

Break (Foyer 3)

10.45 - 12.00

Poster Presentations (room 6/7)

 

Does the theory work in practice?

Hilary Ferral

 

CML estimations in multistage testing

Robert Zwitser and Gunter Maris

 

Assessing the critical thinking ability of undergraduate students in a Nigerian University

Dr. H. O. Owolabi, Mrs. C. O. Owolabi, Dr. Bisi Onasanya and

Dr. Mrs. R. O. Oduwaiye

 

An adaptive scheme for the dynamic rasch calibration of pilot items

Rense Lange

 

Teate depression inventory: A rasch derived self-report inventory of depression

Balsamo, Michela, Sergi, Maria Rita, Saggino, Aristide and Giuseppe Giampaglia

 

Computer generated item analysis based on three-parameter

Logistic model as applied to chemistry achievement test

Susan C. Unde and Chita P. Evardone

 

How does the equal step size affect the number of items admistered in computerized adaptive testing

Atilla Halil ELHAN and Derya ÖZTUNA

 

Teacher and student experiences with the use of an adaptive test (WISCAT-pabo)

Mia van Boxel and Jeanine Treep

 

Designing a computerized adaptive test to measure verbal reasoning

Gabriela Lozzia, María Ester Aguerri, Facundo Abal and Horacio Attorresi

 

Selection of common items in full metric calibration for the development of CAT item banks

Jieun Lee and David J. Weiss

 

A comparison of different parameter estimation methods

Isabel Cañadas, Sonia Tirado and Rebeca Bautista

 

Omitted responses: The effect on item parameters

Sonia Tirado, Rebeca Bautista and Isabel Cañadas

 

The sample size effect on item parameters

Rebeca Bautista, Isabel Cañadas and Sonia Tirado

 

Effects of medium on writing assessment of learners of chinese as a foreign language

Yu Zhu (Ph.D.) and Andy SL Fung (Ph.D.)

 

Estimating item response theory based item parameters when response matrix is quite sparse

Vipin Chilana

 

Development of a physical function CAT

Man Hung, David J.Weiss and Charles L. Saltzman

 

Constructing a new fluid intelligence test: An IRT approach

Romanelli R., Saggino A. and Weiss D. J.

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch (Restaurant 20 28)

 

Paper presentations 13.30 – 15.05

Room i/j

Multidimensional CAT (concurrent session)

13.30 – 13.50

A general multidimensional computerized adaptive testing platform in health outcomes measurement

 

Seung W. Choi, Richard C. Gershon, and Dave Cella

13.55 – 14.15

Benefits of multidimensional adaptive testing from a practical point of view

 

Ulf Kröhne and Ivailo Partchev

14.20 – 14.40

The bifactor model and its application to multidimensional computerized Adaptive Testing

 

Dong Gi Seo and David J. Weiss

14.45 – 15.05

Multiple-category classification with multidimensional adaptive testing in large-scale assessments

 

Nicki-Nils Seitz and Andreas Frey

Room 6

CAT for Classification (concurrent session)

13.30 – 13.50

Adaptive sequential mastery testing using the Rasch model and Bayesian sequential decision theory.

 

Hans J. Vos and Cees A.W. Glas

13.55 – 14.15

Effects of different termination criteria on classification consistency in CAT

 

Nam Keol Kim

14.20 – 14.40

Using the sequential probability ratio test when items and respondents are mismatched.

 

Maaike van Groen & Angela Verschoor

14.45 – 15.05

Nominal error rates in computerized classification testing

 

Nathan A. Thompson

Room 7

CAT in Education (concurrent session)

13.30 – 13.50

Orthography testing and CAT - on the way to establish individual orthography learning

 

Sarah Frahm

13.55 – 14.15

Adapt your listening test to your level

 

Klaas Schreuder, Angela Verschoor, and Niels Veldhuijzen.

14.20 – 14.40

WISCAT-pabo: Computerized adaptive testing of arithmetic skills of first-year students at primary school teacher training colleges

 

Gerard J.J.M. Straetmans and Theo J.H.M. Eggen

14.45 – 15.05

DESIGNING & Using adaptive tests for large scale formative assessment

 

John Winkley

 

Paper presentations 15.20 – 16.30

Room i/j

Item selection (Part 2) (concurrent session)

15.20 – 15.40

Item selection criteria in CAT based on predictive distributions

 

Mathilde Huisman-van Dijk and Frans Kamphuis

15.45 – 16.05

Content control with the maximum priority index method in multidimensional adaptive testing

 

Andreas Frey and Ying Cheng and Nicki-Nils Seitz

16.10 – 16.30

The maximum priority index for generalized partial credit model in computerized adaptive testing

 

Zeng Lingyan

Room 6

Conformation testing and assessment of change

(concurrent session)

15.20 – 15.40

Unproctored internet test verification: Using adaptive confirmation testing

 

Guido Makransky and Cees Glas

15.45 – 16.05

Accepting the null: Determining no change within the adaptive measurement of change

 

Steven W. Nydick and David J. Weiss

16.10 – 16.30

Measuring individual growth curves with computerized adaptive testing

 

Shannon M. Von Minden and David J. Weiss

Room 7

Collatoral information in CAT (concurrent session)

15.20 – 15.40

A Bayesian approach for introducing empirical information in CAT

 

Mariagiulia Matteucci

15.45 – 16.05

Text classification in prior selection of CAT

 

Qiwei He

16.10 – 16.30

Robust item selection in computerized adaptive testing

 

Bernard Veldkamp

17:00

Social activity Sponsored by Cito

(Pitch & Putt at number 22 on map)

19:00

Dinner (Restaurant 20 28)

Wednesday, June 9th

09.00 - 10.15

Keynote speakers (Room 6/7)

 

Bootstrapping an item bank

Cees. A. W. Glas and Guido Makransky

Computerized classification testing to predict an observable outcome

Matthew Finkelman, Yulei He, Giles Hooker, Wonsuk Kim, Robert Keller and Barbara Gandek

10.15 - 10.45

Break (Foyer 3)

 

Paper presentations 10.45 – 12.20

Room i/j

Item bank development (concurrent session)

10.45 – 11.05

Pushing the limits of an adaptive test: Interaction between the test population and the item pool

 

Steven L. Wise, Brian Bontempo, and G. Gage Kingsbury

11.10 – 11.30

Optimal calibration designs for computerized adaptive testing

 

Angela Verschoor

11.35 – 11.55

Flexibly and accurately evaluating item pool adequacy and optimization for linear-to-CAT conversion using optimization

 

Xiang Bo Wang and Xinhui Xiong

Room 6/7

Applications of CAT (part 2) (concurrent session)

10.45 – 11.05

A comparison of item exposure, test information, and theta recovery for LOFT, CAT, and fixed form tests.

 

Kirk A. Becker, Brian Bontempo, Phil Dickison, and James S. Masters

11.10 – 11.30

Opportunities on adaptive testing in India

 

Dr. V. Natarajan and Mr. Rajeev Mennon

11.35 – 11.55

A dynamic way of equating for CAT practice 

 

Zhang Quan

Room k/l

Item Exposure (concurrent session)

11.45 – 11.05

Conditional multiple maximum exposure rates in CATs.

 

Juan Ramon Barrada, Julio Olea, and Francisco J. Abad

11.10 – 11.30

The on-line procedure for simultaneous control of item exposure and test overlap in variable length computerized adaptive testing

 

Chia-Ling Hsu and Wen-Chung Wang

11.35 – 11.55

Controlling on-line item exposure and test overlap in CAT with the ability-based guessing model

 

Shiu-Lien Wu, Wen-Chung Wang, and Shu-Ying Chen

Room 6/7

12.30 - 12.45

Closing of the IACAT conference

 

 

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch (Restaurant 20 28)