ASC has been empowering organizations to develop better assessments since 1979. Curious as to how things were back then? Below is a copy of our newsletter from 1988, long before the days of sharing news via email and social media! Our platform at the time was named MICROCAT. This later became modernized to FastTest PC (Windows), then FastTest Web, and is now being reincarnated yet again as Assess.ai.
Special thanks to Cliff Donath for finding and sharing!
Some other references to MICROCAT
Conducting Self-Adapted Testing Using Microcat
Linda L. Roos, Steven L. Wise, Michael E. Yoes, Thomas R. Rocklin
October 1996, Educational and Psychological Measurement 56(5):821-827)
Adapting Adaptive Testing: Using the MicroCAT Testing System in a Local School District
G Gage Kingsbury
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice Volume 9, Number 2, 1990
User’s Manual for the MicroCAT (Trademark) Testing System.
Technical rept. 1 Sep 83-30 Jun 85.
MicroCAT Testing System Version 3.0 by Assessment Systems Corporation
Review by: Wayne Patience
Journal of Educational Measurement, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring, 1990), pp. 82-88 (7 pages)
Nathan Thompson, PhD
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