COMPUTER ADAPTIVE TESTING (CAT)

a technique used in computerized examinations for certain traits of capabilities wherein the exam topics are immediately modified to align with the degree of expertise the test-taker displays. The degree of difficulty represented by the test is slightly lowered is a question is answered incorrectly, and heightened slightly for an accurate response. The examination ceases whenever the test-taker's capacity has been determined.

COMPUTER ADAPTIVE TESTING (CAT): "The CAT method has been employed in many work environments as a way to screen applicants and trainees for certain positions within a company."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "COMPUTER ADAPTIVE TESTING (CAT)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/computer-adaptive-testing-cat/ (accessed October 28, 2020).
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