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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...

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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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',...

5-Feb-2015

Have you ever wondered how to determine if a candidate in an exam 'guessed' their way to a good score?

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Now there is a way to know!

 

Prof John Barnard, founder and exec director at EPEC has developed a new measurement paradigm, Option Probability Theory (OPT), which can...

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