Computerized Adaptive Tests and Item Response Theory on a Distance Education Platform

  • Pedro Salcedo
  • M. Angélica Pinninghoff
  • Ricardo Contreras
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3562)


This article presents how Computerized Adaptive Tests and Item Response Theory are modified for using in a Distance Education Platform, MISTRAL, showing the advantages of using this technique, the way in which the knowledge acquisition is accomplished, how it links to student profile and how the students and materials are evaluated.


Distance Education Platform Computerized Adaptive Tests Item Response Theory Adaptive Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Salcedo
    • 1
  • M. Angélica Pinninghoff
    • 1
  • Ricardo Contreras
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Educational Informatics Department, Informatics Engineering and Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad de ConcepciónChile

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