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Using Computer Adaptive Tests to Support Research in Teacher Education.
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, , University of Victoria, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This paper examines the potential utility of using an externally supplied computer adaptive test (CAT) to support the educational process in a mathematics course for pre-service teachers and to produce validation evidence in support of course assessments and institutional student satisfaction surveys. The preliminary, mid-collection results presented here suggest that a pre-testing program may support counseling efforts, taught curriculum adjustment and the efficient targeting of tutoring and mentoring initiatives. Correlations between student gains in achievement and demographics, self evaluations and teacher and course ratings confirm some expectations and illuminate some interesting relationships that might be examined further.

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Francis Pelton, L. & Pelton, T. (2005). Using Computer Adaptive Tests to Support Research in Teacher Education. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 78-83). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 29, 2021 from .

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