The current applications of simulations in computer-based science assessments

Che Yu Kuo, Hsin-Kai Wu

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Abstract

The purpose of this review study is to examine how science simulations are used for assessment purposes. Eleven assessments were identified from 67 reviewed computer-based science assessments. Based on these 11 assessments, we concluded that by including simulations, science assessments would measure critical competences that are authentic and meaningful. By focusing on identifying meaningful features of response units and patterns of interaction data, automated scoring of simulations could be feasible and facilitated the applications of simulation into assessment practices. The simulations are thus able to serve as curriculum embedded assessments by taking advantages of evaluated interactions to offer contingent scaffolding to students while they are engaging in learning activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages420-423
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

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Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/11/2612/11/30

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Keywords

  • Automated scoring
  • Curriculum-embedded assessment
  • Science simulation

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  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Kuo, C. Y., & Wu, H-K. (2012). The current applications of simulations in computer-based science assessments. 420-423. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.

The current applications of simulations in computer-based science assessments. / Kuo, Che Yu; Wu, Hsin-Kai.

2012. 420-423 Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.

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Kuo, CY & Wu, H-K 2012, 'The current applications of simulations in computer-based science assessments' Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore, 12/11/26 - 12/11/30, pp. 420-423.
Kuo CY, Wu H-K. The current applications of simulations in computer-based science assessments. 2012. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.
Kuo, Che Yu ; Wu, Hsin-Kai. / The current applications of simulations in computer-based science assessments. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.4 p.
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