The purpose of this article is to outline critical elements in the development and quality assurance (QA) assessment of a computer-based assessment battery (CAB). The first section of the article provides an overview of the life cycle of a representative CAB, typical evolutionary stages, and many of the essential considerations for designing and developing a CAB. The second section of the article presents a model for conducting a quality assurance assessment of a CAB. A general narrative of several steps in the QA process is supported by a table of recommended QA assessment elements. Although this QA process model may not be definitive for all cases, it provides a general framework within which a systematic assessment of any CAB can be conducted.

Author notes

Center for the Study of Human Operator Performance (C-SHOP), The University of Oklahoma 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 260, Norman, OK 73072, United States E-mail address: schlegel@ou.edu