Probabilistic artifact filtration in adaptive testing



Computerized testing is widely used for diagnostics and estimation of professional skills including CM education quality control. Both quality of testing and reliability of its results depend on a selected test technology that was a scientific research object during last years. Numerous problems following applications of tra¬ditional testing techniques inspired creation of the adaptive testing technology under consideration, which is based on application of trained structures in the form of continuous-time Markov models. Its peculiarities, in particular, are revealing and using test solution capability changes in quantitative evaluation of their time-domain dynamics as well as taking into account timetable of testing process. The approach suggested has certain advantages over the testing techniques, which were used before, owing to its greater information capability and acceleration of a test procedure. The main subject under consideration is elimination of artifacts conditioned by certain forms of illegal purposeful interference in testing procedure. It is carried out on the basis of comparing observed and expected subject responses with the aid of the Kalman filter adapted to the peculiarities of the problem in question.

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Ключевые слова: Adaptive testing, Markov models, Kalman filter

Рубрика издания: Научная жизнь

Тип материала: научная статья

Для цитаты: Куравский Л.С., Юрьев Г.А. Probabilistic artifact filtration in adaptive testing // Моделирование и анализ данных. 2012. Том 2. № 1. С. 70–81.

Фрагмент статьи

Estimation of probabilities for various skill levels is performed basing on test results obtained with the aid of parametric mathematical models described by Markov random processes with discrete states and continuous or discrete time. Further discussion applies to the models with continu­ous time only. Directly observable quantity is the difficulty of task being executed, measured in logit. The valid range of this quantity is divided into several intervals, each of them is considered as a separate state xi, i=0,1,­,n, in which a testee may be with certain probability, transferring from one state to another according to certain rules. The length of these intervals determines the discrim­ination of estimates obtained in the testing process. In turn, the number of states is determined by the desired discrimination of estimates and available sample size.


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Куравский Лев Семенович, доктор технических наук, профессор, декан факультета информационных технологий, Московский государственный психолого-педагогический университет (ФГБОУ ВО МГППУ), Москва, Россия, ORCID:, e-mail:

Юрьев Григорий Александрович, кандидат физико-математических наук, доцент, профессор кафедры "Прикладная информатика и мультимедийные технологии" факультета "Информационные технологии", Московский государственный психолого-педагогический университет (ФГБОУ ВО МГППУ), Москва, Россия, ORCID:, e-mail:



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