Mixed approach for item selection in e-testing

Chi Keung Eddie LEUNG

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Learning and instruction can be enhanced with the information provided from assessment. Computerized adaptive testing is an effective mode of e-testing as it can be operated in a continual and dynamic mode. It can also cater for individual needs by providing tailor-made tests. In this paper, we will examine a new item selection approach which would allow more flexibility in balancing the two competitive goals of accuracy and item pool utilization in computerized adaptive testing. Moreover, a new index for comparing a weighted balance of these two goals is proposed. Copyright © 2010 World Scientific Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-17
JournalResearch and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


Leung, C.-K. (2010). Mixed approach for item selection in e-testing. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 5(1), 3-17.


  • Computerized adaptive testing
  • Catering for individual needs
  • Item selection


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