Using Simulated Students to Evaluate an Adaptive Testing System

Abdullah, Sophiana Chua and Cooley, Roger (2002) Using Simulated Students to Evaluate an Adaptive Testing System. In: International Conference on Computers in Education, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2002, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. (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)

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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: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Adaptive testing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 10:44
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13694 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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