Identification of student achievement and academic profile in the linear algebra course

An analysis using the Rasch model

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Abstract

There has been great concern placed on the declining level of mathematical comprehension among engineering students. Earlier identification and classification of the students proves to be vital for future actions. Students profiling is important for any institution especially when the educator seeks to identify the factors of strengths and weaknessess of their students towards any subject knowledge. This paper presents an analysis of 215 students' profiling and Linear Algebra results for semester 1 Academic Session of 2010/2011 from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FKAB), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) using the Rasch modeling technique. Students profiling which consists of gender, department, programme, pre-university qualifications and results are used as variables in this study. Students' final results of the Linear Algebra course are also considered as another variable. The major finding was highlighted to be the variables of pre-university qualification and sex, where students with Malaysia Higher School Certificate (STPM) holder and male students have been found to be performing well in this course, as comparison is being drawn to other qualifications and gender.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011
Pages197-202
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 7 Dec 20118 Dec 2011

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Other2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011
CityKuala Lumpur
Period7/12/118/12/11

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Keywords

  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Linear Algebra
  • Rasch-model Approached
  • Students profiling

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Mohd Nopiah, Z., Ismail, N. A., Othman, H., Asshaari, I., Razali, N., Osman, M. H., & Jamalluddin, M. H. (2011). Identification of student achievement and academic profile in the linear algebra course: An analysis using the Rasch model. In 2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011 (pp. 197-202). [6235389] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2011.6235389

Identification of student achievement and academic profile in the linear algebra course : An analysis using the Rasch model. / Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Ismail, Nur Arzilah; Othman, Haliza; Asshaari, Izamarlina; Razali, Noorhelyna; Osman, Mohd Haniff; Jamalluddin, Mohd Helmi.

2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011. 2011. p. 197-202 6235389.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd Nopiah, Z, Ismail, NA, Othman, H, Asshaari, I, Razali, N, Osman, MH & Jamalluddin, MH 2011, Identification of student achievement and academic profile in the linear algebra course: An analysis using the Rasch model. in 2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011., 6235389, pp. 197-202, 2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011, Kuala Lumpur, 7/12/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2011.6235389
Mohd Nopiah Z, Ismail NA, Othman H, Asshaari I, Razali N, Osman MH et al. Identification of student achievement and academic profile in the linear algebra course: An analysis using the Rasch model. In 2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011. 2011. p. 197-202. 6235389 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2011.6235389
Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli ; Ismail, Nur Arzilah ; Othman, Haliza ; Asshaari, Izamarlina ; Razali, Noorhelyna ; Osman, Mohd Haniff ; Jamalluddin, Mohd Helmi. / Identification of student achievement and academic profile in the linear algebra course : An analysis using the Rasch model. 2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011. 2011. pp. 197-202
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