ERIC Number: ED077979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
[Computer Program PEDAGE -- MARKTF-M3-F4.]
Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Geology.
The MARKTF-M3 computer program, written in FORTRAN IV, scores tests (consisting of true-or-false statements about concepts or facts) by comparing the list of true or false values prepared by the instructor with those from the students. The output consists of separate reports to each student advising him of (1) his performance with respect to four categories of information in the test statements, (2) his over-all score on the test, and (3) his current standing in the course. This program allows the instructor considerable latitude in designing the categories of information in the test and composing the statements that the machine will select. It has been found useful also in testing prerequisite knowledge of basic sciences, logic and mathematics, in classes of students newly enrolled in a course of study such as physical geology. The method used to input the data and the processing of data are discussed; the data deck is described in detail; and a listing of the punched card decks of the main program and decoding subroutine and of the equivalent column-binary compiled decks with a typical data deck are provided. Specimen output of reports to students about their performance is provided. An 81-item term test for Geology 116 at the University of Toronto is included. (For related documents, see TM 002 778, 790-793.) (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Geology.