Blooms' separation of the final exam of Engineering Mathematics II

Item reliability using Rasch measurement model

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Abstract

In engineering studies and researches, Mathematics is one of the main elements which express physical, chemical and engineering laws. Therefore, it is essential for engineering students to have a strong knowledge in the fundamental of mathematics in order to apply the knowledge to real life issues. However, based on the previous results of Mathematics Pre-Test, it shows that the engineering students lack the fundamental knowledge in certain topics in mathematics. Due to this, apart from making improvements in the methods of teaching and learning, studies on the construction of questions (items) should also be emphasized. The purpose of this study is to assist lecturers in the process of item development and to monitor the separation of items based on Blooms' Taxonomy and to measure the reliability of the items itself usingRasch Measurement Model as a tool. By using Rasch Measurement Model, the final exam questions of Engineering Mathematics II (Linear Algebra) for semester 2 sessions 2012/2013 were analysed and the results will provide the details onthe extent to which the content of the item providesuseful information about students' ability. This study reveals that the items used in Engineering Mathematics II (Linear Algebra) final exam are well constructed but the separation of the items raises concern as it is argued that it needs further attention, as there is abig gap between items at several levels of Blooms' cognitive skill.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages508-513
Number of pages6
Volume1602
ISBN (Print)9780735412361
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, ICMS 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 17 Dec 201319 Dec 2013

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Other3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, ICMS 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period17/12/1319/12/13

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Keywords

  • Blooms' Taxonomy
  • Engineering Education
  • Item construction
  • Linear Algebra Course
  • Rasch Model

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Blooms' separation of the final exam of Engineering Mathematics II : Item reliability using Rasch measurement model. / Fuaad, Norain Farhana Ahmad; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Mohd Tawil, Norngainy; Othman, Haliza; Asshaari, Izamarlina; Osman, Mohd Haniff; Ismail, Nur Arzilah.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1602 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. p. 508-513.

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Fuaad, NFA, Mohd Nopiah, Z, Mohd Tawil, N, Othman, H, Asshaari, I, Osman, MH & Ismail, NA 2014, Blooms' separation of the final exam of Engineering Mathematics II: Item reliability using Rasch measurement model. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1602, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 508-513, 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, ICMS 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 17/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4882533
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