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. (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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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
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