CAT: Computer Adaptive Testing

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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

Finally, someone in government gets it

download (1)This report in the Sunday Times (paywalled) is cheering indeed. Matthew Hancock is promoting the idea that computers can handle the content side of education whilst teachers do the bit only they can do – mentoring, coaching and motivating. Many readers of this blog have been Continue reading

Set homework direct from the Gradebook

Yacapaca Homeworks are different from quizzes, even quizzes that you have set to be done at home. Here’s why:

  • Questions are automatically selected from the question bank, according to the current attainment level of each student.
  • You control the amount of time students should spend, not the number of questions. And Yacapaca measures the time directly; it does not pretend some equivalence of Continue reading