Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Improving Test Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saskia Wools, Mark Molenaar, Dorien Hopster-den Otter
      Pages 3-19 Open Access
    3. Arnold J. Brouwer, Bernard P. Veldkamp, Marieke Vroom
      Pages 47-71 Open Access
    4. Bas Hemker, Cor Sluijter, Piet Sanders
      Pages 73-89 Open Access
  3. Psychometrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. M. Marsman, C. C. Tanis, T. M. Bechger, L. J. Waldorp
      Pages 93-120 Open Access
    3. Anton A. Béguin, J. Hendrik Straat
      Pages 121-134 Open Access
    4. Norman D. Verhelst
      Pages 135-160 Open Access
    5. Matthieu J. S. Brinkhuis, Gunter Maris
      Pages 161-173 Open Access
    6. Monika Vaheoja
      Pages 175-185 Open Access
  4. Large Scale Assessments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Qiwei He, Dandan Liao, Hong Jiao
      Pages 189-212 Open Access
    3. Cees A. W. Glas
      Pages 213-230 Open Access
    4. Remco Feskens, Jean-Paul Fox, Robert Zwitser
      Pages 231-247 Open Access
    5. Hyo Jeong Shin, Matthias von Davier, Kentaro Yamamoto
      Pages 249-268 Open Access
  5. Computerized Adaptive Testing in Educational Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Maaike M. van Groen, Theo J. H. M. Eggen, Bernard P. Veldkamp
      Pages 271-289 Open Access
    3. Bernard P. Veldkamp, Angela J. Verschoor
      Pages 291-305 Open Access
    4. Angela Verschoor, Stéphanie Berger, Urs Moser, Frans Kleintjes
      Pages 307-323 Open Access
    5. Darkhan Nurakhmetov
      Pages 325-336 Open Access
  6. Technological Developments in Educational Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Fabienne van der Kleij, Lenore Adie, Joy Cumming
      Pages 339-359 Open Access
    3. Jos Keuning, Sanneke Schouwstra, Femke Scheltinga, Marleen van der Lubbe
      Pages 361-379 Open Access
    4. Sebastiaan de Klerk, Sanette van Noord, Christiaan J. van Ommering
      Pages 381-399 Open Access

About this book


This open access book presents a multitude of different, yet related, innovations in educational measurement and provides insight in their practical possibilities.

The book not only addresses several improvements in the quality of educational measurement and innovations in (inter)national large scale assessments, but also several advances in psychometrics and improvements in computerized adaptive testing. Moreover, it also offers examples on the impact of new technology in assessment. By bringing together expertise from this variety of fields, advances in assessment are fostered and stimulated.

A wide range of topics by authors from both an academic and a professional background are discussed, among which are review systems tailored for the evaluation of the quality of computer-based educational tests, the Curie-Weiss model as a paradigm for the analysis of educational data, Bayesian techniques to decide on mastery in formative educational measurement and the comparison of Elo chess ratings as strategies for on-the-fly item calibration in computerized adaptive tests.

Due to its nature, the book appeals to a broad audience within the educational measurement community. As well as helping to expand theoretical knowledge, it also provides examples of practical implementation of innovations in testing technology and educational measurement


Psychometrics Computer-based assessment Large scale testing Quality of measurement Testing programs Machine learning Quality assurance Computerized adaptive testing Quality of assessment International large-scale assessments Psychometric modeling of response behaviour Testing technology Open access Psychological testing PISA Educational Data Forensics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard P. Veldkamp
    • 1
  • Cor Sluijter
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CitoArnhemThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18479-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18480-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-170X
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1718
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