By Robert W. Lissitz,Hong Jiao

The Race To the head software strongly advocates using computing device expertise in tests. It dramatically promotes computer-based trying out, linear or adaptive, in K-12 country review courses. in addition, evaluate necessities pushed via this federal initiative exponentially bring up the complexity in review layout and attempt improvement. This ebook presents readers with a overview of the historical past and fundamentals of computer-based exams. It additionally bargains a macro point of view for designing such overview structures within the K-12 environment in addition to a micro point of view on new demanding situations corresponding to cutting edge goods, scoring of such goods, cognitive analysis, and vertical scaling for progress modeling and price additional ways to evaluation. The editors’ target is to supply readers with beneficial details to create a better computer-based trying out procedure by way of following the recommendation and adventure of specialists from schooling in addition to different industries.

This booklet is predicated on a convention (http://marces.org/workshop.htm) held through the Maryland overview study middle for schooling good fortune. It provides a number of views together with attempt owners and nation departments of schooling, in designing and enforcing a computer-based attempt within the K-12 environment. The layout and implementation of any such method calls for planned making plans and thorough concerns. the recommendation and reviews provided during this publication function a consultant to practitioners and as an exceptional resource of data for caliber control.

The technical matters mentioned during this ebook are really new and distinctive to K-12 large-scale computer-based trying out courses, specially because of the contemporary federal coverage. numerous chapters offer attainable ideas to psychometricians facing the technical demanding situations on the topic of cutting edge goods, cognitive analysis, and progress modeling in computer-based linear or adaptive checks within the K-12 setting.

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