Adaptive Assessments Using Open Specifications
Hector Barbosa Leon, Francisco J. Garcia-Penalvo, Maria Jose Rodriguez-Conde, Erla M. Morales, Patricia Ordonez de Pablos
IJDET Volume 10, Number 4, ISSN 1539-3100 Publisher: IGI Global
Evaluation is a key element in formal education processes; it must be constructed in a way that the item questions within help students understand by adapting them to the learning style as well. The focus of the present research work specifically in the convenience to adapt an associated multimedia material in each single question besides the traditional adaptation process based on the level of difficulty established for an item; all this in order to increase the final test score of the student. The proposed approach tries to solve this by designing and constructing an authoring tool to construct adaptive objective tests and an a prototype test to evaluate if a test that looks to adapt a multimedia content to the learning style could help to increase cited score of the student. The results are significant because it is able to conclude that adapted test based on the student's learning style slightly increased the final score. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)
Leon, H.B., Garcia-Penalvo, F.J., Rodriguez-Conde, M.J., Morales, E.M. & de Pablos, P.O. (2012). Adaptive Assessments Using Open Specifications. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 10(4), 56-71. IGI Global.