p-ISSN 2146-796X
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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
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Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2012,
Page(s): 13-19
Empirical Research
Received: June 21, 2011; Accepted: March 9, 2012; Published online: March 30, 2012
doi:10.2399/yod.12.004; Copyright © 2012, Deomed
Computerized Adaptive Testing for Student Selection to Higher Education*
İlker Kalender (E-mail)
Faculty of Education, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
*Part of the present study was presented at International Higher Education Congress 2011, May 27-29, Istanbul, Turkey.
The purpose of the present study is to discuss applicability of computerized adaptive testing format as an alternative for current student selection examinations to higher education in Turkey. In the study, first problems associated with current student selection system are given. These problems exerts pressure on students that results in test anxiety, produce measurement experiences that can be criticized, and lessen credibility of student selection system. Next, computerized adaptive test are introduced and advantages they provide are presented. Then results of a study that used two research designs (simulation and live testing) were presented. Results revealed that (i) computerized adaptive format provided a reduction up to 80% in the number of items given to students compared to paper and pencil format of student selection examination, (ii) ability estimations have high reliabilities. Correlations between ability estimations obtained from simulation and traditional format were higher than 0.80. At the end of the study solutions provided by computerized adaptive testing implementation to the current problems were discussed. Also some issues for application of CAT format for student selection examinations in Turkey are given.
Keywords: Computerized adaptive testing, entrance to higher education, student selection and placement.
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