ACATA

The Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing in Africa (ACATA) is a research think tank which serves the role of driving innovations for tackling problems with respect to educational assessments and innovating new solutions to fix them.

ACATA as a research think tank serves the role of bringing new ideas and solutions to the table to enable change and create social and intellectual settings that encourage problem-solving.

ACATA exist to mobilize expertise and ideas to influence the policy-making process in the education sector as well as provides a platform to introduce new ideas and provoke public debate on the critical issues of the day and in so doing provide technological-led solutions for educational assessments in Africa.

ACATA was conceived as a result of the dear need for technology adoption in educational assessment while encouraging Computer Adaptive Testing in Africa.

Membership is open to examination bodies, research and development institutions and academia (colleges & universities) across Africa while a governing board is elected.

To contact ACATA, please send email to admin@acata.org.

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A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ACATA

Welcome to the official website of the Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing in Africa (ACATA). Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) is gradually taking root globally and experts in educational assessment, measurement and evaluation and related specialisations have been coming together to both use their skills and share knowledge and expertise. Since post-COVID-19 environment makes the adoption of CAT, especially in public examinations, more inevitable than it was before December 2019, intensification of efforts has also become necessary. ACATA has come on board as part of this.

ACATA is one of the platforms for dissemination of research and development. It as well provides opportunities for mutual interaction among African academics and professionals. ACATA desires to sharpen skills for innovative CAT implementation in public examination bodies and educational institutions in Africa. Members look forward to an exciting experience learning, sharing and growing psychometrics together.

Prof. Henry O. Owolabi

Educational Research, Assessment and Evaluation Unit,

Department of Social Sciences Education
Faculty of Education
The University of Ilorin,
Kwara State, Nigeria

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WHY JOIN US

Diversity

With an African outlook, membership is open to members from five regions of Africa to ensure true diversity.

Respect

Respect for knowledge sharing by experts within and outside the shores on Africa in related fields is guaranteed.

Transparency

Transparency is our watchword in bringing up research consortium and executing projects.

Integrity

Acting with integrity in the association’s engagements with her members, funders and affiliates is non-negotiable.

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OUR AFFILIATES

The association affiliates with related organizations world-wide which may be either profit or non-making.

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