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Pages: 8606-8616
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0609

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

MATH ONLINE TESTS: A RASCH ANALYSIS

G. Messineo1, S. Vassallo2

1Università Cattolica del S. Cuore and I.I.S. Falcone-Righi (ITALY)
2Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (ITALY)
The M.In.E.R.Va. project, which was presented at EDULEARN 2014 and 2016, was developed to help students of secondary schools to recover their deficiencies in Mathematics. As the experimentation has produced good results, we extended the project to Calculus and Financial Mathematics courses in Catholic University in Milan.
We will use Rasch Analysis and other statistical techniques (e.g. Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory) to prove the “goodness” of the multiple-choice questions that we used in the online exercises and to perform a differential analysis, dividing students in subgroups, in order to individuate the “disturbing” variables.
We found that a few questions were problematic. In this case, the common approach is to change the question. We preferred instead to change the didactic approach to the subject of the question and to change the question only if the performance remains low.
Since this trial showed quite good results, we can conclude that the platform can be successfully used to point out early problematic subjects and to intervene immediately.
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author = {Messineo, G. and Vassallo, S.},
title = {MATH ONLINE TESTS: A RASCH ANALYSIS},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
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issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.0609},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.0609},
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month = {3-5 July, 2017},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0609
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G. Messineo, S. Vassallo (2017) MATH ONLINE TESTS: A RASCH ANALYSIS, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 8606-8616.
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