Updates on IACAT Conference, FastTest Web

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Update on IACAT 2012 Conference in Sydney, Australia
The conference website has been updated with accepted presentations – go to the “Program” tab in the website (www.iacat.org) to view. Presenters from the United States, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, Japan, India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. who will discuss the latest research, theory and applications of CAT.  Register now (note that registrations include lunch and coffee/tea) and join us in Sydney, Australia in August!

Although deadline for proposals has passed, there is room for three more presentations. Please submit an abstract via the website.  Note that grants are available to graduate students, supporting both research and travel; please visit https://assess.com/xcart/pages.php?pageid=9 for more information.

FastTest Web updates
Every month sees advanced new functionality added to FastTest Web (www.fasttestweb.com), our industry-leading platform for item authoring, secure test delivery, and management of testing programs.  Recent additions include an asset manager module for multimedia, split-screen testlets (example: reading passage on left, questions on the right), and the ability to divide your test into multiple sections with separate time limits and other options.  Upcoming features include an interactive on-screen ruler (allowing students to measure objects) and an enhanced psychometric analysis report to evaluate essential aspects of the test (including score reliability, item difficulty, item discrimination, and distractor analysis).

ASC presents at 2012 SIOP Conference
ASC presented a mini-workshop on the development of computerized adaptive tests (CATs) at the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference.  We will also be presenting at the IACAT 2012 Conference in Sydney, Australia.

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