From early answer sheets filled in with number 2 pencils, to tests administered by mainframe computers, to assessments wholly constructed by computers, it is clear that technology is changing the field of educational and psychological measurement. The numerous and rapid advances have immediate impact on test creators, assessment professionals, and those who implement and analyze assessments. This comprehensive new volume brings together leading experts on the issues posed by technological applications in testing, with chapters on game-based assessment, testing with simulations, video assessment, computerized test development, large-scale test delivery, model choice, validity, and error issues.
Including an overview of existing literature and ground-breaking research, each chapter considers the technological, practical, and ethical considerations of this rapidly-changing area. Ideal for researchers and professionals in testing and assessment, Technology and Testing provides a critical and in-depth look at one of the most pressing topics in educational testing today.
Table of Contents
1. Managing ongoing changes to the test: Agile strategies for continuous innovation. Cynthia G. Parshall & Robin A. Guille. 2. Psychometrics and Game-Based Assessment. Robert J. Mislevy, Andreas Oranje, Malcolm I. Bauer, Alina von Davier, Seth Corrigan, Kristen DiCerbo, and Michael John. 3. Issues in Simulation-Based Assessment. Brian E. Clauser, Melissa J. Margolis, and Jerome C. Clauser. 4. Actor or Avatar? Considerations in Selecting Appropriate Formats for Assessment Content. Eric C. Popp, Kathy Tuzinski, and Michael Fetzer. Commentary on Chapter 1-4: Using Technology to Enhance Assessments. Stephen G. Sireci. 5. Using Technology-Enhanced Processes to Generate Test Items in Multiple Languages. Mark J. Gierl, Hollis Lai, Karen Fung, and Bin Zheng. 6. Automated Test Assembly. Krista Breithaupt and Donovan Hare. 7. Validity and Automated Scoring. Randy Elliot Bennett and Mo Zhang. Commentary on Chapter 5-7: Moving from Art to Science. Mark D. Reckase. 8. Computer-Based Test Delivery Models, Data and Operational Implementation Issues. Richard M. Luecht. 9. Mobile Psychological Assessment. Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko and Stephen Stark. 10. Increasing the Accessibility of Assessments through Technology. Elizabeth Stone, Cara C. Laitusis, and Linda L. Cook. 11. Testing Technology and Its Effects on Test Security. David Foster. Commentary on Chapter 8-11: Technology and Test Administration: The Search for Validity. Kurt F. Geisinger. 12. From Standardization to Personalization: The Comparability of Scores based on Different Testing Conditions, Modes and Devices. Walter D. Way, Laurie L. Davis, Leslie Keng, and Ellen Strain-Seymour. 13. Diagnostic Assessment: Methods for the Reliable Measurement of Multidimensional Abilities. Jonathan Templin. 14. Item Response Models for CBT. Daniel Bolt. 15. Using Prizes to Facilitate Change in Educational Assessment. Mark D. Shermis and Jaison Morgan. Commentary on Chapters 12-15: Future Directions: Challenge and Opportunity. Edward Haertel.
Fritz Drasgow is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.