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On the Feasibility of Generating Situational Judgment Tests by Means of Photorealistic Methods SJT

Bejar, Isaac I.; Cooper, Peter L.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Situational Judgment Tests (SJT), Item Generation, Video, Photorealism


This report explores the possibility of authoring situational judgment test (SJTs) by means of photorealistic animation methods. The exploration is motivated by research suggesting the value of video as a delivery format and the impending increase in the use of SJTs in higher stakes tests where security is a major consideration. Photorealistic animation methods could make it possible to reduce the cost of producing video-based SJTs. A specific approach is proposed to create multiple versions of an SJT by enacting the action through virtual humans interacting in a number of virtual environments.

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