Computer assessment, Web-based assessment, and computer adaptive testing (CAT) all refer to a classification of personnel instruments that use computer technology for the purposes of selection and assessment. The most general of these terms, computer assessment, refers to any assessment instrument presented via a computer interface. Web-based assessment is a specialized form of computer assessment that relies on features of the World Wide Web for the administration of the assessment. Although Web-based assessments traditionally have been administered on desktop or laptop computers, mobile assessment, which refers to assessments completed on mobile computer devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, has seen a steady increase in popularity in recent years. Finally, CAT uses computer technology to administer tests in an unconventional manner. Essentially, this form of ...

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