Publications & Resources

Evidence-Centered Design for Simulation-Based Assessment

Jul 2011

Robert J. Mislevy

Simulations provide opportunities for individuals to learn and develop skills for situations that may be expensive, time-consuming, or dangerous. Furthermore, simulations can emulate certain environments, which in turn, provide opportunities for assessing people’s capabilities to act in these situations. This report describes an assessment design framework that can help designers develop effective simulation-based assessments and illustrates examples from engineering and medicine.

Mislevy, R. J. (2011). Evidence-centered design for simulation-based assessment (CRESST Report 800). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).