R. G. Almond, R. J. Mislevy, L. Steinberg, D. Yan, and D. M. Williamson: Bayesian Networks in Educational Assessment
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Authors and Content of the Book
Performance-based, diagnostic assessment that captures and scaffolds individual learner’s competency development is a critical element of learning environment design, especially when interactive and complex learning tasks are involved. Yet the design and implementation of evidence-centered diagnostic assessment is challenging because: (a) the design of measurable performance tasks based on the underlying proficiency model is tricky, (b) the recording and coding of the performance data of each learner of a large sample can be complicated and time-consuming in comparison with grading in traditional testing, and hence (c) conducting a real-time diagnosis of the performance data to facilitate dynamic learner support and instructional planning for components of the competency is difficult.
The book by Almond and his colleagues helps to address the aforementioned issues by explaining the potential of using graphical models, Bayesian network models in...