Information Technology Skills Assessment Techniques

R. D. Dowsing, S. Long

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Abstract

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
Pages93-96
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000
EventInternational Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies (IWALT 2000) - Palmerston North, New Zealand
Duration: 4 Dec 20006 Dec 2000

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies (IWALT 2000)
CountryNew Zealand
CityPalmerston North
Period4/12/006/12/00

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