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The importance of controlling item behaviour and scoring methodology for testing higher level learning

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posted on 30.09.2009, 13:47 authored by Don Mackenzie
When testing higher level learning it is important to ensure that e-assessment is as reliable and as rigorous as possible and that guessfactors are reduced to the minimum in order to be confident that the final score is a true reflection of the candidate’s ability. A number of assessment systems, such as those provided by VLEs, provide only basic controls on question behaviour and scoring together with relatively simple ‘click & pick’ item types. For more advanced e-assessment it is necessary to employ a dedicated e-assessment system that allows fine control of how each item is delivered and flexible scoring methodologies that allow for the award of partial credit for partially correct answers and stepwise accreditation of the route to the answer even though the final answer may not be correct.

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  • University Academic and Administrative Support

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  • Professional Development

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  • CAA Conference

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MACKENZIE, D., 2008. The importance of controlling item behaviour and scoring methodology for testing higher level learning. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 12th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference : Proceedings of the Conference on 8th and 9th July 2008 at Loughborough University. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 203-208

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© Loughborough University

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2008

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This is a conference paper.

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0953957276

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en

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