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Student Assessment With Internet Quiz

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.514.1 - 3.514.3

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Raymond G. Crepeau

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Session 2432

STUDENT ASSESSMENT WITH INTERNETQUIZ Raymond G. Crepeau, M.B.A. Department of Computer Technology Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The curriculum of the Computer Technology Department of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is undergoing a major reengineering effort to keep pace with the dynamic changes in technology. This reengineering effort features faculty collaboration in five sub-disciplines: general education, information systems, database management, telecommunications / networking, and multimedia applications. IUPUI is a non-residential, commuting campus serving primarily non-traditional working students who live in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

University administration actively supports course offerings via traditional on-campus locations, off-campus sites in the metropolitan area, correspondence courses, and course offerings via local cable outlets. Recently, research into distance education, both process and product, has been strongly encouraged by the administration. Stage Four of the departmental curriculum reengineering effort began during 1997. Web based examinations were introduced in the introductory Systems Analysis and Design, COBOL Programming, and Topics in COBOL Programming courses during the spring semester. During the summer semesters, the examination software was utilized in the Using a Personal Computer, and Introduction to Data Processing courses. A student majoring in Computer Technology created the software, InternetQuiz, as part of a course project. InternetQuiz allows the creation, administration, and grading of assessment examinations and surveys via the World Wide Web. This paper reports on a project to use InternetQuiz for student assessment.

The package contains two programs. The first program is MS Windows© based and allows the user to create tests from scratch or from test banks using advanced filtering and search capabilities. For quizzes and examinations the software supports questions of the following types: multiple choice, true or false, essay, matching, and fill-in-the-blank. When creating the questions from scratch, the instructor selects the question type, enters the question text, and indicates (or types in) the correct answer, as appropriate. If using a test bank, the instructor merely selects the questions. The instructor can also assign point values to each question (or question type). The program produces all files necessary to administer a test via the Web, an answer key, and plain text and html versions of the tests. Finally, it allows configuration choices such as Test Settings and Program Settings through simple text and list boxes. With General Settings the instructor can specify a time limit for taking the test and whether the software should automatically submit the test at the conclusion of the time limit. Also, the exam administrator can allow or not allow multiple submissions and can require user validation. Finally, the instructor can select items to be returned to the browser for student review at the conclusion of the test session. Under User Settings the instructor indicates the Username and Password for each student taking the exam. Access Settings allow the instructor to specify starting and ending times for test access and, if desired, restrict exam access to specific workstations (IP addresses).

Crepeau, R. G. (1998, June), Student Assessment With Internet Quiz Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.

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