Test adaptativos informatizados, pruebas computarizadas y pruebas en aplicaciones móviles: comparación de su disponibilidad actual en Latinoamérica, Estados Unidos y Canadá

Joel Figueroa-Quiñones, Ray Moncada Oliva, Carlos Alberto Coronado Zapata, Juan Carlos Bazo-Alvarez

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Abstract

Summary. Psychometric tests have changed their pencil and paper format into computerized evaluations progressively in the last 40 years, since the computerized format offers several advantages over the classic one. In this study, we compared the production and availability of computerized adaptive tests (CAT), computerized tests (CT) and tests in mobile applications (TMA), between the United States/Canada and Latin America. We conducted a narrative review, exploring databases such as PsycInfo, Scopus, Web of Science, Pubmed, and Scielo. To complement the findings, we conducted a search on Google and the Play Store. The results showed that the United States/Canada records the highest production and availability of CAT/CT/TMA. In both regions, most of CAT/CT are designed to evaluate adults, while TMA are designed for any age. In the United States/Canada, CAT/CT are mostly original, and their use requires a previous payment, while in Latin America, CAT/CT/TMA are usually adapted and freely available versions. Finally, there is a huge difference in the availability of CAT/CT/TMA between both regions. The United States/ Canada has at its disposal more than thirteen times the amount of CAT, more than double the amount of CT and more than five times the amount of TMA than Latin America. We concluded that there is a large gap in production and access to high-tech psychometric instruments that Latin America needs to overcome. Finally, we provide a list of all CAT/CT/TMA currently available, free or paid access.

Translated title of the contributionComputerized adaptive tests, computerized tests and mobile applications: comparison of their current availability in Latin America and the United States/Canada
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)121-136
Number of pages16
JournalAloma
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Nov 2020

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