Call for Papers

The Journal of Applied Testing Technology (JATT) is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS on Alternative Item Types.

The topics of interest for this special issue include empirical and practical applications focusing on, but not limited to, Alternative Item Types and:

  • Scoring and analysis
  • Validity research
  • Content development and working with SMEs
  • Item design and usability
  • Data issues
  • Principled item development
  • Applications of automatic item generation (AIG) to alternative item types

Abstracts of 500 words based on completed or in-progress research as well as practical applications are requested by April 2. While we know that AITs are not inherently better than traditional item types, we also know that they can have different item performance (bias, difficulty, response time, discrimination, guessing, memorability). The more we learn about these item performance factors, the better we can design our AITs. We look forward to receiving your submissions for this special issue of JATT. For further information on this special issue or your questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Kirk Becker at, Dr. Dianne Henderson at, or Holly Garner at Holly Garner at

JATT is a scholarly online publication that focuses on the role of technology in educational and psychological measurement. Sponsored by ATP, its goal is to foster scientific dialogue about advances in applied psychometric practice, especially related to the use of technology. Papers are published at no expense to authors and are freely available to the public. The Journal’s intended audience includes practitioners and researchers working in the areas of certification/licensure, clinical, health and public sector assessment, workforce credentialing, educational measurement and industrial-organizational psychology.