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Title:Investigating students' perceptions of fairness for computer based exams
Author(s):Emeka, Chinedu Alexander
Advisor(s):Zhai, ChengXiang; Zilles, Craig
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):fairness
variants
exam
Abstract:Computer-based tests have numerous advantages over paper-based ones, including allowing instructors to scale up their classes by removing the bottleneck of manual grading, as well as facilitating data collection and analysis. At the University of Illinois, instructors have adopted and extended computer-based testing to support asynchronous exams. Students may take their exams asynchronously at convenient times, and they are assigned questions randomly from a pool of question variants. Previous work has been done to compare variants and test equality, but little research has been conducted to determine students’ perceptions of fairness of these exams. In this work, we investigate students’ fairness perceptions for major aspects of the computerized exams. We perform a qualitative study and lay the groundwork for future quantitative analysis.
Issue Date:2019-12-12
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106292
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Chinedu Alexander Emeka
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-02
Date Deposited:2019-12


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