CAT: Computer Adaptive Testing


Computer-adaptive Testing (CAT) has actually been around since the 1970s but it is still little-known and less understood.

How CAT works

Any given CAT assessment is based on a large bank of questions of varying, but known, difficulty on a given topic. The first question is served at Continue reading

Get set up for Easter revision

With Easter almost upon us, now is a good time to make sure that your students are correctly set up for revision. Here is what to do.

1. Go to your Student Set List

2. For each student set you want revision for, select “Topics for revision” from the Actions dropdown. If it’s not visible, check you have a syllabus set for the student set. If it’s still not Continue reading

Which should I use – Quizzes, Homeworks or Revision?

Quizzes, Homeworks and Revision all draw on the same question bank, so what is the difference and which should you use? The key elements are that:

  • Quizzes and Homeworks are assigned. Revision is not.
  • Homeworks and Revision use CAT and Ebbinghaus schedules. Quizzes do not.

The following table fleshes this out a little. Continue reading