Evaluating the reliability of pre-test differential equations questions using Rasch measurement model

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A good exam questions should be able to gauge student’s understanding and achievement related to Course Outcome (CO), Bloom’s Taxonomy level and Programme Outcome (PO). To achieve this, a set of pre-test questions were prepared to evaluate the pre achievement level among the students related to CO, PO and the Bloom’s Taxonomy level. In this study, a pre-test for Differential Equations (KKKQ2123) was given to 100 second year students from the department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering. The level of Bloom’s Taxonomy measured consists of level 1 (knowledge) to level 6 (creation). Rasch Measurement Model was applied to analyse the reliability of the pre-test questions. The analysis revealed that all the pre-test questions were reliable and no questions were found unsuitable. Prior assessment (pre-test) is important in the preparation of final exam questions as it would indicate the level of student’s understanding in a particular topic that relates to the CO and PO of the programme.

LanguageEnglish
Pages31-39
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume11
Issue numberSpecial Issue onpendidikankejuruteraandanalambina
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Course outcome (CO)
  • Differential equation
  • Programme outcome (PO)
  • Rasch measurement model

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  • Engineering(all)

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Evaluating the reliability of pre-test differential equations questions using Rasch measurement model. / Lohgheswary, N.; Nopiah, Zulkifli M.; Zakaria, E.

In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. Special Issue onpendidikankejuruteraandanalambina, 01.11.2016, p. 31-39.

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