Item Pool Evaluation and Maintenance
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When testing programs indicate that they would like to move their current multiple-choice paper-and-pencil examinations to a computer-based testing program, they can consider several CBT options. These include CFT, ATA, CAT, and CCT. Ultimately, the decision to move a testing program to a CBT environment depends on many factors. These include the purpose of the test, the type of test, the status of current test specifications and classification of items, whether current exams are voluntary, current testing volumes, and the results of an item pool evaluation. This chapter focuses on the item pool evaluation process and item pool maintenance.
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