Methodological issues for building item banks and computerized adaptive scales.


Conference Paper

This paper reviews important methodological considerations for developing item banks and computerized adaptive scales (commonly called computerized adaptive tests in the educational measurement literature, yielding the acronym CAT), including issues of the reference population, dimensionality, dichotomous versus polytomous response scales, differential item functioning (DIF) and conditional scoring, mode effects, the impact of local dependence, and innovative approaches to assessment using CATs in health outcomes research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thissen, D; Reeve, BB; Bjorner, JB; Chang, C-H

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 17294284

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17294284

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0962-9343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11136-007-9169-5

Conference Location

  • Netherlands