The IACAT Newsletter provides announcements of important information and news in the field of adaptive testing.

IACAT Vice President Election

IACAT members will be able to vote for our next Vice President of the Board.  The Vice President will become President and then Past President of the Board.  This is an important leadership position for IACAT and how our bi-annual conferences continue.

We would like members to vote for one of the nominated candidates.  They are:

Deadline for IACAT 2015 Proposals has been extended!

The 2015 IACAT conference is scheduled for 13-15 September in Cambridge, UK, hosted by the Psychometrics Centre and the University of Cambridge.  The window for submitting proposals was recently extended to July 31.  To submit a proposal, or for more information on the process, please visit

Nominations for Vice President IACAT

The IACAT board would like to receive nominations for Vice President. The Vice President becomes President and then Past President, each for a two year period.  Nominations should be sent to

You may nominate yourself or other persons interested and knowledgeable in adaptive testing.  Please send a biography for the person being nominated.  The membership will vote once we have the nominations (due by July 30, 2015).

IACAT 2015 Conference- accepting presentation submissions

IACAT is pleased to announce that we will now accept presentation proposal submissions for our conference being held at Cambridge University, England.

Please offer your presentation at this location.

Presentations will be reviewed by our senior research team to make selections for the conference.  We expect to announce acceptance sometime in late July.

2014 Post-Conference Survey

IACAT members:

As recently announced, the 2015 IACAT conference will be held at the University of Cambridge, 14-16 September.  Below is a link with a survey regarding the 2014 conference, in an effort to obtain input so we can improve the conference for next year.  Thank you to everyone who attended this year's conference, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click here to take the survey

Save The Date - IACAT 2015

IACAT Members:


The dates and location of the 2015 IACAT Conference have been finalized!


Date: 14-16 September 2015 with 3-hour pre-conference workshops in the morning of the first day

Venue: Queens College, University of Cambridge

Theme: CAT in action – exploring new horizons.


More information will be released when it is available, including a timeline for presentation proposals.


We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge next year!


Full agenda for 2014 IACAT conference posted

Interested in adaptive testing?  Attend the 2014 IACAT conference, October 8-10 in Princeton, NJ, USA!  A full program has recently been posted; click here to see the cutting edge research and thought-provoking keynote speakers.  You can also register for the conference online.

IACAT Conference Program To Be Released Soon!

This is a reminder that the The 2014 Computerized Adaptive Testing Summit will be hosted by Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ from Wednesday 8 October through Friday 10 October 2014. Details of our international keynote speakers, various pre-conference workshops, accommodations, and a draft the program are available at

Latest Article Published in the Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing

The volume 2 Number 3 issue of JCAT was published at the end of Octpber 2014,  The article is titled Detecting Item Preknowledge in Computerized Adaptive Testing Using Information Theory and Combinatorial Optimization and was written by Dmitry Belov of the Law School Admission Council. Full text of the article is freely available at

2014 IACAT Election Results

The IACAT Board is pleased to announce the results of the Election held in June 2014.  The new Secretary is Duanli Yan from Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The North America representative is Alan Mead from Illinois Institute of Technology.  Congratulations to Duanli and Alan!