The Australian State of Victoria’s standard educational assessments include computer-adaptive tests (CATs), reports their new, free manual
on report interpretation. I was pleased to discover that the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority uses the most modern form of human assessment to help children of all ages learn.
In particular, it is noteworthy that their easy-to-read manual includes an understanding of Rasch Measurement. It notes the specific locations where there are items that are out of scope for a given assessment. In these places, the child is mismatched with the test – the questions are either too hard or too easy to produce a trustworthy metric.
I’m hopeful that Australia’s educational leadership rubs off on more schools around the world.
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