A review of selection methods for optimal test design

Martijn P.F. Berger, Wim J.J. Veerkamp

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The designing of tests has been a source of concern for test developers over the past decade. Various kinds of test forms have been applied. Among these are the fixed-form test, the adaptive test, and the testlet. Each of these forms has its own design. In this paper, the construction of test forms is placed within the general framework of optimal design theory. A review of various objective functions and methods for the designing of different test forms is given. The advantages of using these methods are discussed, and an illustration of an optimal test design is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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NameOMD research rapport
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology


  • Foreign countries
  • Test format
  • Test construction
  • Test theory
  • Research design
  • Adaptive testing
  • Test items
  • Selection


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