Keywords:adaptive testing, e-testing
Recently, Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) based on decision tree has attracted a broad attention for educational assessment. However, CAT using decision tree has the problem that the amount of time and space complexities increase as the number of branches increases exponentially. To solve this problem, a method called Merged Tree-CAT has been proposed to reduce the number of branches by merging the nodes that have similar distribution of the estimated abilities. Although this method reduces the generation time of decision tree, it still requires computational time cost when the item bank is large or the number of items is large because it merges nodes which are only the same level of decision tree. In this study, we proposed a method which merges nodes at the same or higher levels of decision tree. As a result, we succeed to reduce the generation time of decision tree without deterioration in estimation accuracy.
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