[LON-CAPA-users] Adaptive Testing

Raymond Batchelor batchelo at sfu.ca
Mon Jun 11 12:01:43 EDT 2012

Hmmm.... if this is related to our previous discussion, then I believe that you do not want to put parts within the library file (if by "parts" that you mean <part /> or <problem />.  What we talked about was putting everything else except those tags in a library.  In which case the part id still remains in the problem which is importing its content from .library files.

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From: "Douglas G Mills" <dmills at illinois.edu>
To: "Discussion list for LON-CAPA users" <lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org>
Sent: Monday, 11 June, 2012 08:37:17
Subject: [LON-CAPA-users] Adaptive Testing

Adaptive Testing Hi All, 

We touched briefly on the idea of Adaptive testing during the conference a couple of weeks ago (and it was good seeing those of you who could make it). Since then, a real-world interest has arisen here and I’ve been exploring a bit. I’m working on a proof of concept prototype just using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems, with each type of problem in a library and showing one problem part at a time conditional on completion of the previous part in hopes that I can on the fly change which library is being loaded depending on how the user did on the previous question. A challenge I am facing right up front is whether or not the &EXT functions can be used to access these problem parts which exist inside library items. Any thoughts? Am I totally barking up the wrong tree here? Any adivce? 

Thank you, 


Douglas Mills 
Director of Instructional Technologies 
Department of Chemistry 
University of Illinois 
dmills at illinois.edu 
(217) 244-5739 

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