Students' performance on engineering mathematics: Applying rasch measurement model

Azrilah Abdul Aziz, Azami Zaharim, Norain Farhana Ahmad Fuaad, Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah

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Abstract

This paper explores the students' performance on their basic engineering mathematics. It is essential for the students to meet the expectation of the engineering program in ensuring that the students be able to follow thru the whole program smoothly and achieved the expected learning outcome at the end of the program. Meaningful performance measurement is critical in identifying the performance of the students, and on the other hand identifies the weakness of the students. This study applies an entry test to new students for the engineering program in a local Malaysian higher learning institution. The test will enable students profiling according to their ability in mathematics, and would guide the lecturers to provide necessary remedial actions for the respective students. The Rasch measurement model is used to measure the students' ability against the engineering mathematics on the logit ability difficulty ruler. Rasch measurement model converts the test result from the test into ration type data and sorts the ability according to Rasch-Guttman matrix. This is the basis of Rasch measurement model in measuring the ability of the students by considering the difficulty of all the items involved in the test, and not just based on raw scores of the test. The correlation between all the students and all the items are displayed on a person-item distribution map for easy reading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479900862
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013 - Antalya
Duration: 10 Oct 201312 Oct 2013

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Other2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013
CityAntalya
Period10/10/1312/10/13

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Keywords

  • engineering
  • entry test
  • mathematics
  • Rasch model
  • students' performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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Aziz, A. A., Zaharim, A., Fuaad, N. F. A., & Mohd Nopiah, Z. (2013). Students' performance on engineering mathematics: Applying rasch measurement model. In 2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013 [6671040] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET.2013.6671040

Students' performance on engineering mathematics : Applying rasch measurement model. / Aziz, Azrilah Abdul; Zaharim, Azami; Fuaad, Norain Farhana Ahmad; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli.

2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 6671040.

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

Aziz, AA, Zaharim, A, Fuaad, NFA & Mohd Nopiah, Z 2013, Students' performance on engineering mathematics: Applying rasch measurement model. in 2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013., 6671040, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013, Antalya, 10/10/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET.2013.6671040
Aziz AA, Zaharim A, Fuaad NFA, Mohd Nopiah Z. Students' performance on engineering mathematics: Applying rasch measurement model. In 2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. 6671040 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET.2013.6671040
Aziz, Azrilah Abdul ; Zaharim, Azami ; Fuaad, Norain Farhana Ahmad ; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli. / Students' performance on engineering mathematics : Applying rasch measurement model. 2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
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