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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(7): 552-556 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.7.929

Concept-Based Student Assessment

Piyush Maheshwari and Nandan Parameswaran

Abstract—In this paper, we suggest that a student’s answer must be assessed not only for the correctness of the answer but also for the correctness of her understanding of the underlying concepts. Assessing answers for conceptual correctness produces marking that is fairer than assessing for correctness of answer. We propose a concept-based methodology for assessing student answers using concept maps.

Index Terms—Concept map, assessment, education.

P. Maheshwari is with the Department of Engineering and Architecture, Amity University Dubai, Dubai International Academic City, UAE (e-mail: pmaheshwari@amityuniversity.ae).
N. Parameswaran is with the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (e-mail: paramesh@cse.unsw.edu.au).

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Cite: Piyush Maheshwari and Nandan Parameswaran, "Concept-Based Student Assessment," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 552-556, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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