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This paper explores adaptive assessment, a computerized testing methodology that adjusts testing based on individual achievement levels. With computer adaptive testing, an item creator builds a large pool of questions with levels of diffculty assigned to each one. As students answer questions, future questions are selected using an algorithm designed to adjust the level of diffculty according to each student’s ability. At a basic level, answering questions correctly leads to more diffcult questions, while answering questions incorrectly leads to less diffcult questions.