ASC hosted a webinar on June 14, 2022, as part of its AI In Assessment Series. This edition is an interview with the father of computerized adaptive testing, Prof. David J. Weiss.
Learn more about his journey in the world of psychology, education, and assessment, from his initial interest in measuring individual differences to early exposure to computers, to the initial applications of item response theory in the development of the CAT approach as part of a research team at the University of Minnesota. He also discusses his recent research and expectations for the future of AI in Assessment.
Prof. David J. Weiss
Dr. David J. Weiss is widely regarded as the father of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and is one of the first people to apply computers to deliver assessments. Dr. Weiss has been incredibly impactful in the field of psychometrics and assessment:
– Professor at the University of Minnesota, longtime director of the Psychometric Methods program, where he supervised 37 PhDs
– Founder of the journal: Applied Psychological Measurement
– Co-Founder of Assessment Systems Corporation (assess.com)
– Co-Founder of Insurance Testing Corporation
– Co-Founder of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (iacat.org)
– Published hundreds of journal articles, reports, and conference presentations
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