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CAT for Certification and Licensure

Computer based testing (CBT) has many advantages for examinees: conve­ nience in scheduling, increased testing opportunities, automated data collec­ tion and prompt score reporting. This chapter presents information on one form of computer based testing, computerized adaptive testing or CAT. Al­ though our experience and examples come from the certification and licensure arena, many aspects of this chapter will be useful to other test devel­ opers and users who are considering computerizing their assessment tools. The lessons we have learned are applicable across a wide range of domains.