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ERIC Number: EJ1073953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 8
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Initial Correction versus Negative Marking in Multiple Choice Examinations
Van Hecke, Tanja
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, v34 n3 p171-178 Sep 2015
Optimal assessment tools should measure in a limited time the knowledge of students in a correct and unbiased way. A method for automating the scoring is multiple choice scoring. This article compares scoring methods from a probabilistic point of view by modelling the probability to pass: the number right scoring, the initial correction (IC) and the negative marking (NM) method. We will compare the probabilities for students to pass when their assessment is translated into a score by means of the NM and the IC method. Moreover, given a knowledge level of the student, the variance of this probability will be discussed for both methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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