New technologies and educational measurement


Vicente Ponsoda


The effects the new technologies have had on current educational measurement are reviewed. They relate to most of the tasks involved in an educational measurement process. The specific topics considered are: innovative items, performance assessment, automatic test assembly, automatic item generation and different types of computerized adaptive testing. Technology has also changed the psychometric analysis of item and test data, as there are now available computer programs for most psychometric tasks, as item calibration, differential item and test functioning, the study of model fit and model assumptions...Technology has also affected the way to do research, as the use of Monte Carlo methods is becoming more and more common. It is concluded that in general technology is pushing educational measurement in the right direction. However, it should be kept in mind that these innovations may lose their true meaning if they do not really improve the metric quality of the assessment.

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