An Adaptive Testing Procedure for Measuring Verbal Ability

Tadashi Shibayama, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Sukeyori Shiba, Masahiko Kambara

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In this research, a new computer program for an adaptive testing procedure was developed in order to measure the verbal ability more efficiently than other existing procedures. This procedure was based on an item response theory. This program automatically controlled the selection of test items while administering the test so that the items administered to each subject would be optimum in their difficulties and discriminating powers. And the result of the experiment showed that the efficiency of the adaptive testing procedure was superior to the conventional one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-367
Number of pages5
JournalThe Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • adaptive testing procedure
  • item response theory
  • verbal ability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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