Adaptvurder: Study Protocol for an Upcoming Adaptive Reading Test


  • Arild Michel Bakken University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Aslaug Fodstad Gourvennec University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Bente Rigmor Walgermo University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Oddny Judith Solheim University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Njål Foldnes University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Per Henning Uppstad University of Stavanger, Norway


Effective reading instruction requires precise assessment of the learner’s current skill level. For young learners, however, assessment often comes at a great cost: Tests take a long time and students are presented with items that are both too easy and too difficult. Recent developments in adaptive testing have the potential for solving both these challenges. In this paper, we take the path of argument-based validity (Kane, 2015) by presenting an interpretation and use argument for an upcoming adaptive test. We term this paper a study protocol, in line with the established tradition for protocols for pre-registered empirical trials. The function of the protocol is to communicate openly what often remains tacit knowledge on test development.

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Bakken, A. M., Gourvennec, A. F., Walgermo, B. R., Solheim, O. J., Foldnes, N., & Uppstad, P. H. (2023). Adaptvurder: Study Protocol for an Upcoming Adaptive Reading Test. Nordic Journal of Literacy Research, 9(1), 59–72.





reading assesment, adaptive testing, early literacy education, test validity