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Adaptive Evaluation Systems

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Adaptive evaluation systems are computer-based systems for measuring the performance of individuals or of teams by tailoring the presentation order or type of screen affordance provided by the system based on ongoing user responses or response patterns in order to match the assessment level to that of the learner or team. Adaptive evaluation systems are nearly synonymous with computer adaptive testing for summative assessment (e.g., Guzmán and Conejo 2002), but for formative assessment, adaptive evaluation systems comprise the decision-making engines used in adaptive learning systems (e.g., intelligent tutors). Computer adaptive tests and intelligent tutors perhaps represent opposite ends of a continuum regarding what is knowledge, how it is measured, and what is the need or purpose of evaluation. Note that adaptive evaluation systems have high development costs and other inherent potential disadvantages and may be only...

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Clariana, R.B., Hooper, S. (2012). Adaptive Evaluation Systems. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA.

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