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Theoretical and Practical Advances in Computer-based Educational Measurement

  • Presents theoretical and practical innovations in educational measurement

  • Builds upon earlier findings and brings some of the latest developments in several important fields

  • A state of the art work written by experiences authors

  • Introduces a variety of both psychometrical and educational data mining approaches

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Improving Test Quality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Validity of Technology Enhanced Assessments—Threats and Opportunities

      • Saskia Wools, Mark Molenaar, Dorien Hopster-den Otter
      Pages 3-19Open Access
    3. The Design and Validation of the Renewed Systems-Oriented Talent Management Model

      • Arnold J. Brouwer, Bernard P. Veldkamp, Marieke Vroom
      Pages 47-71Open Access
    4. Assessing Computer-Based Assessments

      • Bas Hemker, Cor Sluijter, Piet Sanders
      Pages 73-89Open Access
  3. Psychometrics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
    2. Network Psychometrics in Educational Practice

      • M. Marsman, C. C. Tanis, T. M. Bechger, L. J. Waldorp
      Pages 93-120Open Access
    3. On the Number of Items in Testing Mastery of Learning Objectives

      • Anton A. Béguin, J. Hendrik Straat
      Pages 121-134Open Access
    4. Exponential Family Models for Continuous Responses

      • Norman D. Verhelst
      Pages 135-160Open Access
    5. Tracking Ability: Defining Trackers for Measuring Educational Progress

      • Matthieu J. S. Brinkhuis, Gunter Maris
      Pages 161-173Open Access
    6. Finding Equivalent Standards in Small Samples

      • Monika Vaheoja
      Pages 175-185Open Access
  4. Large Scale Assessments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187
    2. Clustering Behavioral Patterns Using Process Data in PIAAC Problem-Solving Items

      • Qiwei He, Dandan Liao, Hong Jiao
      Pages 189-212Open Access
    3. Reliability Issues in High-Stakes Educational Tests

      • Cees A. W. Glas
      Pages 213-230Open Access
    4. Differential Item Functioning in PISA Due to Mode Effects

      • Remco Feskens, Jean-Paul Fox, Robert Zwitser
      Pages 231-247Open Access
    5. Investigating Rater Effects in International Large-Scale Assessments

      • Hyo Jeong Shin, Matthias von Davier, Kentaro Yamamoto
      Pages 249-268Open Access
  5. Computerized Adaptive Testing in Educational Measurement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 269-269
    2. Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing for Classifying Examinees

      • Maaike M. van Groen, Theo J. H. M. Eggen, Bernard P. Veldkamp
      Pages 271-289Open Access
    3. Robust Computerized Adaptive Testing

      • Bernard P. Veldkamp, Angela J. Verschoor
      Pages 291-305Open Access

About this book

This open access book presents a large number of innovations in the world of operational testing. It brings together different but related areas and provides insight in their possibilities, their advantages and drawbacks.

The book not only addresses improvements in the quality of educational measurement, innovations in (inter)national large scale assessments, but also several advances in psychometrics and improvements in computerized adaptive testing, and it also offers examples on the impact of new technology in assessment.

Due to its nature, the book will appeal to a broad audience within the educational measurement community. It contributes to both theoretical knowledge and also pays attention to practical implementation of innovations in testing technology.


  • 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

  • University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

    Bernard P. Veldkamp

  • Cito, Arnhem, The Netherlands

    Cor Sluijter

About the editors

Cor Sluijter is director of the department of psychometrics and research of Cito. He has over 30 years of experience in developing paper- and computer-based tests and other assessment instruments for both the private and public sector. Cor was responsible for the transition of Cito’s Student Monitoring System for primary education from paper based to computer based. He was also responsible for the development of compulsory computerized (adaptive) entrance tests for the Teacher Colleges for Primary Education in the Netherlands and for the introduction of computerized exams for Dutch and arithmetic’s in Middle Vocational Education. Cor is a former Chair of the Dutch Exams Association (NVE) and member of the Dutch Advisory Board on Competencies in Financial Services. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Applied Testing Technology of the association of Test Publishers. Since 2014 Cor is a Fellow of the Association for Educational Assessment Europe. He holds a PhD in Social and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

Bernard Veldkamp is full professor and head of the Department of Research Methodology, Measurement, and Data Analysis. He is chair of the Technology, Data-analytics and Decision-support Systems (DDS) Cluster of the faculty of Behavioral Management and Social Sciences at University of Twente. He is specialized in research methodology and data analytics and more specifically in the development of new methods/models for the design and construction of (adaptive) psychological and educational tests and learning environments. He works on the development of datamining models for analysing verbal data and large datasets. Bernard was founder and scientific director of the Research Centre for Examination and Certification (RCEC), a cooperation between CITO and University of Twente. He spent a year at Law School Admission Council in Newtown, Pennsylvania, where he worked on robustness of test assembly methods and on the combination of datamining and IRT models to increase measurement precision.  

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Theoretical and Practical Advances in Computer-based Educational Measurement

  • Editors: Bernard P. Veldkamp, Cor Sluijter

  • Series Title: Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-18479-7Published: 16 July 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-18482-7Published: 14 August 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-18480-3Published: 05 July 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2367-170X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2367-1718

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 399

  • Number of Illustrations: 33 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Assessment and Testing, Psychometrics, Psychological Methods

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)