Using the Rasch model to assess examination beyond students' scores

Faridah Mohamed Ibrahim, Yong Zulina Zubairi, Azrilah Abdul Aziz, Azami Zaharim

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Abstract

Similar to most institutions of higher learning (HLI) around the globe, the admission requirements for all HLI in Malaysia offering engineering courses include good grades in physics, mathematics or other numerate subjects. Students' evaluations are based on the grades scored from administrative tests, quizzes and assignments are convenient as it provides a summative measure of students' cognitive ability. However, such measure is said be lacking in precision and low in reliability when measuring achievement levels of individual students. The aim of this paper is to reassess the method of evaluation by taking into account of the measurements of items and linear measures for persons and items. Using the stochastic Rasch model, performance of the matriculation students in the Physics examination paper is examined. The study suggests that the item model gives a good fit but persons and items measurement gives a fair fit. The measurement also indicates that a number of students encounter significant difficulties in grasping some of the fundamental topics in physics. These findings provide valuable insights into the structure and functionality of the examination paper. In general terms, it provides useful information in ensuring quality delivery of teaching and learning at the matriculation level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2012 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 17 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

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Other2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2012
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period17/4/1220/4/12

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Keywords

  • higher learning
  • items
  • matriculation
  • Rasch Model
  • teaching and learning

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  • Information Systems and Management
  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

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Ibrahim, F. M., Zubairi, Y. Z., Aziz, A. A., & Zaharim, A. (2012). Using the Rasch model to assess examination beyond students' scores. In IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON [6201058] https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201058

Using the Rasch model to assess examination beyond students' scores. / Ibrahim, Faridah Mohamed; Zubairi, Yong Zulina; Aziz, Azrilah Abdul; Zaharim, Azami.

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. 2012. 6201058.

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

Ibrahim, FM, Zubairi, YZ, Aziz, AA & Zaharim, A 2012, Using the Rasch model to assess examination beyond students' scores. in IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON., 6201058, 2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, 17/4/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201058
Ibrahim FM, Zubairi YZ, Aziz AA, Zaharim A. Using the Rasch model to assess examination beyond students' scores. In IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. 2012. 6201058 https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201058
Ibrahim, Faridah Mohamed ; Zubairi, Yong Zulina ; Aziz, Azrilah Abdul ; Zaharim, Azami. / Using the Rasch model to assess examination beyond students' scores. IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. 2012.
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