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20-Jun-2016

The aim of this study was to compare the performance across three assessment formats in online test administration; Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Short Answer Questions (SAQs) and Option Probability Theory questions (OPTs) on a sample of 276 Bachelor of Medicine an...

30-May-2016

If you have heard of the underlying principles of computer-adaptive testing (CAT), you will know the concept is relatively straightforward (avoiding the obvious discussion of the complex algorithms underlying this concept). That however does not necessarily mean it is...

1-Jan-2016

“The toughest question of all: why is Australia falling behind in maths?”

– The Sydney Morning Herald; July 26, 2015

 

Numeracy levels of Australian teenagers show that 4 out of 10 lack ‘baseline’ maths skills (PISA, 2012).

 

Why? Because they do not understand the basics!

 

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4-Dec-2015

We have all been there. When your organisation / department needs an engagement, well-being or customer satisfaction survey whipped up, quickly, to tick some boxes in order to meet KPIs. Yes, we know this happens. 

 

Well, as easy as it might sound, or see...

6-Nov-2015

EPEC's Founder and Exec Director, Professor John Barnard delivered his presidential address at the IACAT Conference on 14 September 2015 in Cambridge, England.

 

Entitled, 'Improving Precision of CAT Measures', Prof Barnard questioned dichotomous scoring (scoring only as...

2-Oct-2015

On July 9, 2015 we had the opportunity to showcase our approach to mitigating guessing in multiple-choice questions (MCQs) at the XIV ECP Conference in Milan, Italy.

 

Under the overarching theme of 'Linking Technology and Psychology: feeding the mind, energy for life',...