New Papers Published in JATT for 2016 Focus on

Cognitive Constructs and Technology Enhanced Items

Assessing higher order cognitive constructs and examining the utility of technology enhanced items are the topics of focus for ATP's online, peer reviewed Journal of Applied Testing Technology (JATT ) in its first issue for 2016.

Editors Reid Klion of Performance Assessment Network and Cor Sluijter of Cito,  announced that they are pleased with the first issue, which includes papers from authors connected with Boston College, PearsonVUE, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and they are hoping to see more submissions from other potential authors. 

"Unlike many journals, papers are published in JATT without charge to authors," noted Reid Klion. "This really gives first-time authors an opportunity for both publication and exposure."  He especially urged presenters from ATP's conferences -- whether in the U.S., Europe or Asia and India -- to consider making a submission.

JATT focuses on the role of technological applications and advances in educational and psychological measurement. Its audience includes practitioners and researchers interested in technology's impact on applied measurement topics in areas including certification/licensure, clinical, health and public sector assessment, workforce credentialing, and educational measurement.

In addition to the recent articles published in JATT, which include Assessing Higher-Order Cognitive Constructs by Using an Information-Processing Framework by Philip Dickison, Xiao Luo, Doyoung Kim, Ada Woo, William Muntean and Betty Bergstrom and A Framework for Examining the Utility of Technology-Enhanced Items by Michael Russell,  the 2015 Volume of JATT contained an article by authors, Mark J. Gierl, Holis Lai, James B. Hogan and Donna Matovinovic on the topic of A Method for Generating Educational Test Items that are Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

JATT Co-Editor Cor Sluijter noted that "a goal of the journal is to increase dialogue and improve psychometric practice in applied settings."  He added, that JATT is published and indexed by Informatics, a global electronic information business headquartered in Bangalore, India. Informatics has been one of the largest providers of abstracts and indexed articles for more than a decade.

Visitors to the ATP website can click through to JATT  listed under Publications from the main menu at or they can go directly JATT at Submission instructions can be found under About the Journal on the JATT website. And past issues can be found by clicking on Archives.

For more information contact Co-Editors Reid Klion, or Cor Sluijter.