Mark Reckase, Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing (MCAT)

Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing (MCAT)

Mark D. Reckase

Michigan State University

This workshop provides practical information about how to develop and implement a multidimensional item response theory-based computerized adaptive testing system (MCAT). The workshop will cover the following topics:

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Defining the multidimensional space for the MCAT.

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Developing an item pool for the MCAT including linking calibrations to achieve item pools of the necessary size for implementation of a MCAT procedure.

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Alternative MCAT methodologies.

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Issues related to design and implementation of the procedures.

The workshop will be based on the last few chapters of the book Reckase, M. D. (2009). Multidimensional Item Response Theory. New York: Springer. Also, MATLAB programs that have been developed for simulating MCAT procedures will be shared with the workshop participants.