Bernard P. Veldkamp

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A method of item pool design is proposed that uses an optimal blueprint for the item pool calculated from the test specifications. The blueprint is a document that specifies the attributes that the items in the computerized adaptive test (CAT) pool should have. The blueprint can be a starting point for the item writing process, and it can be used to(More)
Test-item writing efforts typically results in item pools with an undesirable correlational structure between the content attributes of the items and their statistical information. If such pools are used in computerized adaptive testing (CAT), the algorithm may be forced to select items with less than optimal information, that violate the content(More)
We studied the distribution of mRNA coding for thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in the human hypothalamus by means of in situ hybridization. In 10% formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections of five hypothalami, TRH mRNA-containing cells were found in several nuclei and areas. Numerous TRH mRNA-containing cells were detected in the medial region of(More)
Item-exposure control in computerized adaptive testing is implemented by imposing item-ineligibility constraints on the assembly process of the shadow tests. The method resembles Sympson and Hetter's (1985) method of item-exposure control in that the decisions to impose the constraints are probabilistic. However, the method does not require time-consuming(More)
The effects of written feedback in a computer-based assessment for learning on students’ learning outcomes were investigated in an experiment at a Higher Education institute in the Netherlands. Students were randomly assigned to three groups, and were subjected to an assessment for learning with different kinds of feedback. These are immediate knowledge of(More)