ata: Automated Test Assembly

Provides a collection of psychometric methods to process item metadata and use target assessment and measurement blueprint constraints to assemble a test form. Currently two automatic test assembly (ata) approaches are enabled. For example, the weighted (positive) deviations method, wdm(), proposed by Swanson and Stocking (1993) <doi:10.1177/014662169301700205> was implemented in its full specification allowing for both item selection as well as test form refinement. The linear constraint programming approach, atalp(), uses the linear equation solver by Berkelaar et. al (2014) <> to enable a variety of approaches to select items.

Version: 1.1.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0), lpSolve
Imports: stats
Published: 2020-05-04
Author: Gulsah Gurkan [aut], Michael Chajewski [aut, cre], Sam Buttrey [cph]
Maintainer: Michael Chajewski <mchajewski at>
License: LGPL-2
Copyright: file COPYRIGHTS
ata copyright details
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: ata results


Reference manual: ata.pdf
Package source: ata_1.1.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: ata_1.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel: ata_1.1.0.tgz


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