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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. Computerized Adaptive Testing in Educational Measurement

    1. On-the-Fly Calibration in Computerized Adaptive Testing

      • Angela Verschoor, Stéphanie Berger, Urs Moser, Frans Kleintjes
      Pages 307-323Open Access
    2. Reinforcement Learning Applied to Adaptive Classification Testing

      • Darkhan Nurakhmetov
      Pages 325-336Open Access
  2. Technological Developments in Educational Measurement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 337-337
    2. Feasibility and Value of Using a GoPro Camera and iPad to Study Teacher-Student Assessment Feedback Interactions

      • Fabienne van der Kleij, Lenore Adie, Joy Cumming
      Pages 339-359Open Access
    3. Game-Based Spoken Interaction Assessment in Special Need Children

      • Jos Keuning, Sanneke Schouwstra, Femke Scheltinga, Marleen van der Lubbe
      Pages 361-379Open Access
    4. The Theory and Practice of Educational Data Forensics

      • Sebastiaan de Klerk, Sanette van Noord, Christiaan J. van Ommering
      Pages 381-399Open 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)