Automatic item generation for online measurement and evaluation: Turkish literature items

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SAYIN A., Gierl M.

International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, vol.10, no.2, pp.218-231, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.21449/ijate.1249297
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-231
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Developments in the field of education have significantly affected test development processes, and computer-based test applications have been started in many institutions. In our country, research on the application of measurement and evaluation tools in the computer environment for use with distance education is gaining momentum. A large pool of items is required for computer-based testing applications that provide significant advantages to practitioners and test takers. Preparing a large pool of items also requires more effort in terms of time, effort, and cost. To overcome this problem, automatic item generation has been widely used by bringing together item development subject matter experts and computer technology. In the present research, the steps for implementing automatic item generation are explained through an example. In the research, which was based on the fundamental research method, first a total of 2560 items were generated using computer technology and SMEs in field of Turkish literature. In the second stage, 60 randomly selected items were examined. As a result of the research, it was determined that a large item pool could be created to be used in online measurement and evaluation applications using automatic item generation.