• Presentation

Automated Testing of the Census CFU Instrument


Jayanthi, B., Levinsohn, J. R., & Rodriguez, G. (2006, March). Automated Testing of the Census CFU Instrument. Presented at 10th Annual FedCASIC Conference, Washington, DC.


RTI International has developed a set of software tools that have been used to test the Census Coverage Follow Up (CFU) instrument. Test scripts are written based on scenarios taken from a test plan. These test scripts are then used as input files for an application called RoboCAI, which simulates the entry of response data into the instrument. The output data is then analyzed for consistency with the expected results.