Investigating gender bias in formative and summative CAA


Fill, Karen and Brailsford, Sally (2005) Investigating gender bias in formative and summative CAA. In, 9th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough, UK, 05 - 06 Jul 2005. , 263-272.

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Over two academic years, some four hundred first year students of Management at the University of Southampton had the opportunity to self-test using computer-based quizzes before taking a summative, online assessment. Over 97% of the students practised at least once; the average number of attempted quizzes was nine. This paper presents analysis of the accumulated data, with particular attention to possible gender differences in the number of practice quiz attempts, best formative scores and final summative results. The authors conclude that these computer-assisted assessments and the question bank were gender neutral.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 0953957241 (hardback)
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Keywords: assessment, CAA, gender
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Lifelong and Work-Related Learning
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 20369
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:10
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/20369

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