Testes Adaptativos Computadorizados: Uma Revisão de Pesquisas e Assuntos Técnicos (Computerized Adaptive Testing: A Review of Research and Technical Characteristics)

Débora Spenassato (debospenassato@gmail.com)1, Antonio Cezar Bornia (cezar.bornia@ufsc.br)2, Rafael Tezza (rafael.tezza@udesc.br)3


1Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
2Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
3Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2015
Volume: 13,   Issue: 12 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
In recent years, the computerized adaptive testing (CAT) have been gaining highlight due to innumerous benefits obtained through their application, e.g. customized and adapted tests according to each respondent's proficiency, arousing scholars' interest on the topic. The diversity of studied subjects in scientific production have been increasing considerably in the last decades, since there are different technical aspects to be taken into account according to each context when applying the tests. This paper identifies the profile of these studies and the research gaps still available for advancing in the assessment's perspective. Through an extent literature review in various databases, it was identified and discussed technical and relevant characteristics related to CAT, methodological trends, academic productivity, softwares and platforms used for CAT, and research gaps, serving as basis for further research in the area.

Index Terms:
computerized adaptive test, literature review, item response theory, evaluation method, technology in education.   


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