Comparing electronic examination methods for assessing engineering students

 
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2014 (EN)
Comparing electronic examination methods for assessing engineering students (EN)

Λεράκη, Ιωάννα (EL)
Σταύρακας, Ηλίας (EL)
Στεργιόπουλος, Χαράλαμπος Χ. (EL)
Τριάντης, Δήμος Α. (EL)
Βεντούρας, Ερρίκος Μ. (EL)

Χλούπης, Γεώργιος Π. (EL)
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The aim of this work is the comparison of two well-known examination methods, the first consisted of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and the second based on constructed-response questions (CRQs). During this research MCQ and CRQ tests were created for examining the undergraduate engineering module of "project management" and were given to a group of students. Computers and a special software package were used to support the process. During the first part the examinees had to answer a set of CRQs. Afterwards, they had to answer a set of MCQs. Both sets covered the same topics and had the same level of difficulty. The second method (MCQs) is more objective in terms of grading, though it may conceal an error in the final formulation of the score when a student gives an answer based on an instinctive feeling. To eliminate this problem a set of MCQs pairs was composed taking care that each question of the pair addressed the same topic in a way that the similarity would not be evident to a student who did not possess adequate knowledge. By applying a suitable scoring rule to the MCQs, very similar results are obtained when comparing these two examination methods. (EN)

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Constructed response questions (EN)
Προπτυχιακές μονάδες μηχανικής (EN)
Κατασκευασμένες απαντήσεις ερωτήσεις (EN)
Μεθοδολογίες αξιολόγησης (EN)
Αλγόριθμοι αξιολόγησης (EN)
Assessment methodologies (EN)
Undergraduate engineering modules (EN)
Evaluation algorithms (EN)
Multiple choice questions (EN)
Computer-aided examination methods (EN)
Ερωτήσεις πολλαπλής επιλογής (EN)
Κανόνες βαθμολόγησης (EN)
Scoring rules (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2014 (EN)

English

2014

ISBN: 978-989758020-8

SCITEPRESS Digital Library (EN)



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