An Overview of Innovative Computer-Based Testing

Sebastiaan Klerk

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Abstract

Driven by the technological revolution, computer-based testing (CBT) has witnessed an explosive rise the last decades, in both psychological and educational assessment. Many paper-and-pencil tests now have a computer-based equivalent. Innovations in CBT are almost innumerable, and innovative and new CBTs continue to emerge on a very regular basis. Innovations in CBT may best be described along a continuum of several dimensions. Parshall, Spray, Kalohn, and Davey (2002) describe five innovation dimensions in which CBTs can differ in their level of innovativeness: item format, response action, media inclusion, level of interactivity, and scoring method. This chapter provides a detailed description of the five innovation dimensions, including case examples. Furthermore, an overview of opportunities, risks, and future research will be given
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationPsychometrics in practice at RCEC
EditorsTheodorus Johannes Hendrikus Maria Eggen, Bernard P. Veldkamp
PublisherRCEC
Pages151-161
ISBN (Print)9789036533744
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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PublisherRCEC

Keywords

  • computer-based testing
  • future research
  • dimensions of innovation
  • IR-80210
  • opportunities and risks

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Klerk, S. (2012). An Overview of Innovative Computer-Based Testing. In T. J. H. M. Eggen, & B. P. Veldkamp (Eds.), Psychometrics in practice at RCEC (pp. 151-161). RCEC. https://doi.org/10.3990/3.9789036533744.ch13