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Contribution to Book
Computer‐based Delivery of Cognitive Assessment and Questionnaires
Implementation of Large-Scale Education Assessments (2017)
  • Maurice Walker, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
As digital technologies have advanced in the twenty‐first century, the demand for using these technologies in large‐scale educational assessment has increased. Maurice Walker focuses in this chapter on the substantive and logistical rationales for adopting or incorporating a computer‐based approach to student assessment. He outlines assessment architecture and important item design options with the view that well‐planned computer‐based assessment (CBA) should be a coherent, accessible, stimulating and intuitive experience for the test taker. Throughout the chapter, examples illustrate the differing degrees of diffusion of digital infrastructure into the schools of countries that participate in LSAs. It also discusses the impact of these infrastructure issues on the choices of whether and how to undertake CBAs.
  • Online tests,
  • Digital technology,
  • Large scale assessment,
  • Student assessment,
  • Educational technology,
  • Access to computers,
  • Primary secondary education,
  • Evaluation methods,
  • Test format
Publication Date
Petra Lietz (Editor), John Cresswell (Editor), Keith F. Rust (Editor), Raymond D. Adams (Editor)
9781118762479 (PDF) 9781118762493 (ebk) 9781118336090 (print)
Citation Information
Maurice Walker. "Computer‐based Delivery of Cognitive Assessment and Questionnaires" Chichester, UKImplementation of Large-Scale Education Assessments (2017)
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