One of the most important developments in psychometrics during 2009 was the founding of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT). IACAT's mission is to encourage scholarly efforts and education regarding adaptive testing. Learn more at www.iacat.org.
IACAT's first meeting will be in June 2010. The call for papers (released in November 2009) is found below.
The International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) is a nascent organization dedicated to advancing computerized adaptive testing (CAT) through research and education. IACAT is planning to hold its first annual conference June 7-9, 2010. The conference will take place in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and is hosted by the Research Center for Examination and Certification (RCEC: www.rcec.nl), a partnership between Cito (www.cito.com) and the University of Twente (www.universiteittwente.nl/en).
IACAT welcomes proposals for conference presentations at this time. Presentations will be in one of two formats: a 20-minute session and a traditional poster format. We also welcome proposals for organized symposia involving related papers and discussion. Proposals must include title, authors, and a description of 300 words or less. To submit a proposal, please visit the conference webpage at http://www.rcec.nl/iacat/en/.
CAT research generally falls into two categories: theoretical research on algorithms and applications of CAT. Both types of research are welcome at the conference; please also specify the category when submitting. Proposals will be evaluated on technical quality, practical applicability, advancement of knowledge, and perceived interest to participants.
Clifford Donath, Donath Group, USA
Theo Eggen, Cito, University of Twente, Netherlands
Nathan Thompson, Assessment Systems Corporation,USA
David Weiss, University of Minnesota, USA
Birgit Olthof, RCEC, University of Twente, Netherlands