ADAPTIVE ASSESSMENT BASED ON LEARNING STYLES AND STUDENT KNOWLEDGE LEVEL

Boyan Bontchev, Dessislava Vassileva

Abstract

Traditionally, adaptive assessment methods and tools have been addressed only by application of computerized adaptive testing and item response theory as a key instrument for practical construction of adaptive test assessments. The present paper tries to give a broader view of adaptive assessment, where tests are not the only instrument for evaluation of learners outcomes gained during a course. It shows how adaptive task-based assessment may be combined with traditional adaptive test assessment for achieving better results and higher student satisfaction. Various types of tasks have been found suitable for adaptive assessment based on learning styles and student knowledge level. By means of constructing course storyboard with several branches for different learning styles, it has been proven that games, essay, observation, comparative analysis tasks, projects and auto-generated tests may be used successfully for a complex adaptive assessment. There have been explored approaches such as self-, peer- and teacher- (i.e., host) assessment by using appropriate types of estimable learning objects.

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Bontchev B. and Vassileva D. (2011). ADAPTIVE ASSESSMENT BASED ON LEARNING STYLES AND STUDENT KNOWLEDGE LEVEL . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: ATTeL, (CSEDU 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 449-454. DOI: 10.5220/0003484104490454


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@conference{attel11,
author={Boyan Bontchev and Dessislava Vassileva},
title={ADAPTIVE ASSESSMENT BASED ON LEARNING STYLES AND STUDENT KNOWLEDGE LEVEL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: ATTeL, (CSEDU 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={449-454},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003484104490454},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: ATTeL, (CSEDU 2011)
TI - ADAPTIVE ASSESSMENT BASED ON LEARNING STYLES AND STUDENT KNOWLEDGE LEVEL
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Bontchev B.
AU - Vassileva D.
PY - 2011
SP - 449
EP - 454
DO - 10.5220/0003484104490454