Item Response Theory and Computer Adaptive Testing


01/02/2023 - 03/02/2023

Organised by:

The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge


Dr Aiden Loe, Dr Luning Sun, Dr Joe Watson


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 769483

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Venue: Online


A three-day course introducing you to Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) using the R open-source statistical computing software and Concerto, the open-source online adaptive test development platform. Get first-hand experience of applying IRT analysis to questionnaire data and create item banks suitable for computer adaptive testing. 

The workshop covers the sections below:

  • Introduction to R and RStudio
  • Basic concepts of Item Response Theory (IRT)
  • Generation of calibrated item banks using R packages
  • Simulating CATs to assess item bank performance
  • Scoring CATs using R
  • Administering CATs using Concerto  


Starting from £595

Website and registration:


East of England


Data Collection, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, ICT and Software, Item Response Theory, Computer Adaptive Testing

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Data Collection
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