Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Improving Test Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saskia Wools, Mark Molenaar, Dorien Hopster-den Otter
      Pages 3-19 Open Access
    3. Arnold J. Brouwer, Bernard P. Veldkamp, Marieke Vroom
      Pages 47-71 Open Access
    4. Bas Hemker, Cor Sluijter, Piet Sanders
      Pages 73-89 Open Access
  3. Psychometrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. M. Marsman, C. C. Tanis, T. M. Bechger, L. J. Waldorp
      Pages 93-120 Open Access
    3. Anton A. Béguin, J. Hendrik Straat
      Pages 121-134 Open Access
    4. Norman D. Verhelst
      Pages 135-160 Open Access
    5. Matthieu J. S. Brinkhuis, Gunter Maris
      Pages 161-173 Open Access
    6. Monika Vaheoja
      Pages 175-185 Open Access
  4. Large Scale Assessments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Qiwei He, Dandan Liao, Hong Jiao
      Pages 189-212 Open Access
    3. Cees A. W. Glas
      Pages 213-230 Open Access
    4. Remco Feskens, Jean-Paul Fox, Robert Zwitser
      Pages 231-247 Open Access
    5. Hyo Jeong Shin, Matthias von Davier, Kentaro Yamamoto
      Pages 249-268 Open Access
  5. Computerized Adaptive Testing in Educational Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Maaike M. van Groen, Theo J. H. M. Eggen, Bernard P. Veldkamp
      Pages 271-289 Open Access
    3. Bernard P. Veldkamp, Angela J. Verschoor
      Pages 291-305 Open Access

About this book


This open access book presents a multitude of different, yet related, innovations in educational measurement and provides insight in their practical possibilities.

The book not only addresses several improvements in the quality of educational measurement and innovations in (inter)national large scale assessments, but also several advances in psychometrics and improvements in computerized adaptive testing. Moreover, it also offers examples on the impact of new technology in assessment. By bringing together expertise from this variety of fields, advances in assessment are fostered and stimulated.

A wide range of topics by authors from both an academic and a professional background are discussed, among which are review systems tailored for the evaluation of the quality of computer-based educational tests, the Curie-Weiss model as a paradigm for the analysis of educational data, Bayesian techniques to decide on mastery in formative educational measurement and the comparison of Elo chess ratings as strategies for on-the-fly item calibration in computerized adaptive tests.

Due to its nature, the book appeals to a broad audience within the educational measurement community. As well as helping to expand theoretical knowledge, it also provides examples of practical implementation of innovations in testing technology and educational measurement


Psychometrics Computer-based assessment Large scale testing Quality of measurement Testing programs Machine learning Quality assurance Computerized adaptive testing Quality of assessment International large-scale assessments Psychometric modeling of response behaviour Testing technology Open access Psychological testing PISA Educational Data Forensics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard P. Veldkamp
    • 1
  • Cor Sluijter
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CitoArnhemThe Netherlands

About the editors

Cor Sluijter is director of the department of psychometrics and research of Cito. He has over 30 years of experience in developing paper- and computer-based tests and other assessment instruments for both the private and public sector. Cor was responsible for the transition of Cito’s Student Monitoring System for primary education from paper based to computer based. He was also responsible for the development of compulsory computerized (adaptive) entrance tests for the Teacher Colleges for Primary Education in the Netherlands and for the introduction of computerized exams for Dutch and arithmetic’s in Middle Vocational Education. Cor is a former Chair of the Dutch Exams Association (NVE) and member of the Dutch Advisory Board on Competencies in Financial Services. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Applied Testing Technology of the association of Test Publishers. Since 2014 Cor is a Fellow of the Association for Educational Assessment Europe. He holds a PhD in Social and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

Bernard Veldkamp is full professor and head of the Department of Research Methodology, Measurement, and Data Analysis. He is chair of the Technology, Data-analytics and Decision-support Systems (DDS) Cluster of the faculty of Behavioral Management and Social Sciences at University of Twente. He is specialized in research methodology and data analytics and more specifically in the development of new methods/models for the design and construction of (adaptive) psychological and educational tests and learning environments. He works on the development of datamining models for analysing verbal data and large datasets. Bernard was founder and scientific director of the Research Centre for Examination and Certification (RCEC), a cooperation between CITO and University of Twente. He spent a year at Law School Admission Council in Newtown, Pennsylvania, where he worked on robustness of test assembly methods and on the combination of datamining and IRT models to increase measurement precision.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Theoretical and Practical Advances in Computer-based Educational Measurement
  • Editors Bernard P. Veldkamp
    Cor Sluijter
  • Series Title Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-18479-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-18482-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-18480-3
  • Series ISSN 2367-170X
  • Series E-ISSN 2367-1718
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 399
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
    Psychological Methods/Evaluation
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