Information Technology Skills Assessment Techniques

R. D. Dowsing, S. Long

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There are two tasks associated with the assessment of IT skills; the discovery of errors and the classification of errors. The discovery of errors is a pattern matching task where a candidate attempt is synchronised with the model answer. The classification of the errors consists of applying sets of rules to regions of a candidate answer corresponding to regions of the model solution. A particular constraint in this type of assessment is that the results should be similar to those which would be produced by a human examiner. This paper describes the algorithms the authors have used in automating a number of assessors for the use of word processors, spreadsheets and databases and describes some of the problems of applying such algorithms in practice
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000
EventInternational Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies - Palmerston North, New Zealand
Duration: 4 Dec 20006 Dec 2000


WorkshopInternational Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies
Abbreviated titleIWALT 2000
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityPalmerston North

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