Catering for individual needs: A search for a better computerized assessment method

Chi Keung Eddie LEUNG, Cheow Cher WONG

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Abstract

Catering for individual needs is a fundamental principle in education. The traditional method of using one common form of test to assess the performance of all individual examinees is inadequate in light of this principle. With the advancement of computer technology, constructing computerised test for each examinee is no longer an impossible mission. In this research, two computerised assessment methods were compared through a series of simulation studies. Their performances were evaluated in terms of the ability in catering for individual needs. The first method is stratified computerised random testing (SCRT) and the second method is computerised adaptive testing (CAT). Empirical results indicate that CAT is much better the SCRT in fulfilling the fundamental principle of catering for individual needs, by administering items with difficulties that match the ability of individual examinee. Copyright 2004 © Singapore Polytechnic.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Citation

Leung, C. K., & Wong, C. C. (2004). Catering for individual needs: A search for a better computerized assessment method. Proceedings of Global Conference on Excellence in Education and Training: Educational excellence through creativity, innovation and enterprise [CD-ROM]. Singapore: Singapore Polytechnic.

Keywords

  • Educational Evaluation

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