Title: A case study: using multiple-choice tests at university level courses – preparation and supporting infrastructure

Authors: M. Cupic

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract: In this paper, we will present a case study of using multiple-choice tests for university level courses such as digital logic and artificial intelligence. It is a well known fact that multiple-choice questions can be used to assess student|s knowledge – not only student|s recall, but also the verification of student|s analysis and synthesis abilities. We will give an example of questions for assessment of all three types. We will consider how computers can be used to prepare such tests and what is needed to automatically grade such tests. We will present an open source application that we developed to foster such a process.

Keywords: multiple-choice tests; university courses; higher education; digital logic; artificial intelligence; automated grading; open source; knowledge assessment; student assessment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIDSS.2010.033679

International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 2010 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.90 - 100

Published online: 15 Jun 2010 *

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