Applying Computerised Testing & Certainty Based Assessment to Reveal More about Student Learning: From Theory To Practice

By Eugene Gvozdenko and Dianne Chambers.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The availability of unobtrusive recording of human-computer interactions is one of the many advantages of computerised testing. The paper reports on results of the research in test takers behaviours in the course of implementation of online formative and summative assessment. The study examines statistics of self-assessed confidence, and its correlation with accuracy data collected from computerised tests in basic mathematics skills administered to tertiary students in 2005-2006. Practical recommendations on how self-assessment of confidence can be useful to learners and teachers will be discussed. Test designers, education practitioners and cognitive researchers may benefit from the results of the study.

Keywords: Computerised Assessment, Online Testing, Confidence Based Assessment, Self-assessment, Response Time, Test Takers Behaviours

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 12, pp.205-216. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.481MB).

Eugene Gvozdenko

Postgraduate Student, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Eugene Gvozdenko has a background in teaching Mathematics, Modern Languages, and social research. After completion of Masters of Information Technology in Education (the University of Melbourne) Eugene continues research in online assessment with the focus on temporal behaviours of test-takers. Eugene’s interests include artificial intelligence and e-tutoring systems, neurocognitive science, cognitive psychology, and gifted education. For last 3 years Eugene is investigating patterns of human-computer interactions of online test takers.

Dr Dianne Chambers

Seniour Lecturer, The Faculty of Education, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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