The application of the flexilevel approach for the assessment of computer science undergraduates
This paper reports on the use of the flexilevel approach for the formative assessment of Computer Science undergraduates. A computerized version of the flexilevel was designed and developed, and its scores were compared with those of a traditional computer-based test. The results showed that the flexilevel and traditional scores were highly and significantly correlated (p<0.01). Findings from this study suggest that the flexilevel approach is a viable adaptive testing strategy, and may be a good candidate for smaller applications where IRT-based CATs may be too demanding in terms of resources.