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Using cat for 11-plus testing in Northern Ireland: what are the issues?

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conference contribution
posted on 15.04.2009, 13:07 by Pamela Cowan
This paper discusses the current concerns surrounding the psychometric properties of the Transfer Test used in Northern Ireland to select pupils aged 10-11 years old for a grammar school education. It highlights the lack of validity and reliability in the current selection system and offers computerised adaptive testing as the viable alternative for academic selection which reduces inequities associated with coaching and meets the international standards of validity and reliability.

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  • University Academic and Administrative Support

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  • Professional Development

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  • CAA Conference

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COWAN, P., 2007. Using cat for 11-plus testing in Northern Ireland: what are the issues? IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 11th CAA International Computer Assisted Conference: Proceedings of the Conference on 10th & 11th July 2007 at Loughborough University, Loughborough, pp. 129-136.

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© Loughborough University

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2007

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This is a conference paper.

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0953957268

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en

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