Predictive Model for Improvement of Spatial Visualization Skills

  • Jorge RodriguezEmail author
  • Luis G. Rodriguez-Velazquez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1135)


Improvement of spatial visualization skills is an objective that has been pursued at several academic institutions because it has been reported its positive relationship with STEM disciplines. Spatial visualization has been identified as an important competence for successful studies in the STEM fields. Several academic institutions have implemented a policy to have first-year students tested on such competence, and initiatives to improve visualization skills have been implemented mainly at those academic institutions. A standardized visualization test, which is accepted as indicator of spatial visualization skills, is utilized as an indicator to evaluate students. In this study the goal is to identify the most influential factors in the administered standardized test that will help in predicting test performance and score improvement, thus indicating adequate academic intervention. In this study the main factors are the specific question numbers in the standardized test (i.e., PSVT:R), and the academic intervention is material covered in a CAD course that focuses on improving spatial visualization skills.


Predictive model Spatial visualization First-year students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.University of WisconsinWaukeshaUSA

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