Variable-Length Computerized Classification Testing in Psychological Assessment

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Chanita Phimsri
Naruedom Phimsri


Variable-Length Computerized Classification Testing (VL-CCT) aims to classify persons into groups. For example, a group of examinees are classified into a depression or non-depression group. VL-CCT is a computerized testing appropriate to be applied in psychological assessment because it is a testing process that examinees are given test items of different numbers or different test lengths, depending on their individual ability. However, at present, VL-CCT has not been used much in psychological testing and assessment, due to its complexity of algorithm and requirement on adequate item bank for the testing process. This article presents the definition, the main components of the VL-CCT development process, as well as a guideline on development of VL-CCT for application in psychological testing, all of which will be beneficial as they will help reduce problems in the traditional paper-pencil testing such as in duration, consumables, and also in human resources which are limited.


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