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Using Simulated Students to Evaluate an Adaptive Testing System

Abdullah, S.C. and Cooley, R.E. (2002) Using Simulated Students to Evaluate an Adaptive Testing System. In: International Conference on Computers in Education, 2002. Proceedings. IEEE, pp. 614-618. ISBN 0-7695-1509-6. (doi:10.1109/CIE.2002.1186021) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:13694)

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Abstract

This paper describes a strategy for evaluating adaptive tests by means of simulations of student b ehaviours. After a brief introduction to the topic of adaptive tests and a discussion of the use of simulation of student behaviour in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, the paper shows h ow a ''student model'', which may be constructed during a testing process, can be used as the kernel of a simulation of student ability. The paper then discusses how such a simulation can be used as part of the necessary ''pre-production'' evaluation of an adaptive test. Finally, it describes the use of simulations to fine-tune an adaptive test to yield a desired effectiveness.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/CIE.2002.1186021
Uncontrolled keywords: Adaptive systems; system testing; computational modeling; humans; performance evaluation; information systems; laboratories; performance analysis; sorting; collaborative work
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13694 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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