The scalability of individual trait scores on a computerized adaptive test (CAT) was assessed through investigating the consistency of individual item score patterns. A sample of N = 428 persons completed a personality CAT as part of a career development procedure. To detect inconsistent item score patterns, we used a cumulative sum (CUSUM) procedure. Combined information from the CUSUM, other personality measures, and interviews showed that similar estimated trait values may have a different interpretation. Implications for computer-based assessment are discussed.
- Computerized Adaptive Testing
- Person fit
- Personality assessment