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Computerized Adaptive Testing

  1. Howard Wainer

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0213

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Wainer, H. 2010. Computerized Adaptive Testing. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. National Board of Medical Examiners

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Bible in the book of Judges (12:4–6) records an early example of testing with a one-item test that had very high stakes:

Jephthah then called together the men of Gilead and fought against Ephraim. The Gileadites struck them down because the Ephraimites had said, “You Gileadites are renegades from Ephraim and Manasseh.”