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Pages: 2220-2224
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0608

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain


D. Smetanová

The Institute of Technology and Business (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Computer-adaptive testing is a modern method of verifying students' knowledge. In many other fields and disciplines it already is permanently and effectively used, mainly to save time.

Mathematics, however, is perceived as traditional and conservative scientific field. Therefore, we can often meet the opinion that electronic tests in mathematics are not an appropriate instrument for testing students. We must remark that due to the nature of the field all the necessary knowledge can really not be tested by tests with the choice of the correct answers. In mathematics we can mention outlining graph of a function.

Still, computer-adaptive testing can be used in mathematics to test some partial knowledge. In our opinion, it is very well applicable for continuous testing of knowledge and in larger groups. This is mainly due to the huge time savings.

It is important to realize that the basis for electronic testing is a suitable software application.

In this paper there is shown how to create examples for computer-adaptive testing. We will not deal directly with examining theoretical knowledge in mathematics. The tests will be focused on the ability to solve arithmetic tasks and on applying theoretical knowledge in solving specific examples. In the paper several aspects of the computer-adaptive testing in mathematics are discussed. The good choice of appropriate examples is studied. The selection on the examples is carried out from two different perspectives. The appropriate choice is illustrated on concrete examples.
author = {Smetanov{\'{a}}, D.},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.0608},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.0608},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {2220-2224}}
AU - D. Smetanová
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0608
PY - 2018
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2018
CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN18 Proceedings
SP - 2220
EP - 2224
ER -
D. Smetanová (2018) MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS IN MATHEMATICS, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 2220-2224.