Difference Between Successful and Failed Students Learned from Analytics of Weekly Learning Check Testing


Hideo Hirose


Information Engineering Express, Vol 4, No 1, pp.11-21, March 31, 2018.

One of the crucial issues in universities where a variety of enrolled students shall be educated to a level of university diploma policy is to identify students at risk for failing courses and/or dropping out early, to take care of them, and to reduce their risks. Using the recently developed follow-up program system aimed at helping students who need basic learning and aimed at assisting teachers who have to engage in teaching a variety of educational students, we can analyze the accumulated testing results in detail because the testings are performed every week to all the first-year undergraduate students.
We have found that those who failed in the final examination show the much steeper decreasing trend of correct answer rates in the learning check testing comparing to those who were successful in the final examination.
Although the subjects dealt with in this paper are limited to mathematics (calculus and linear algebra), this kind of system will easily be applied to other subjects such as STEM.

Key Words
learning analytics, learning check testing, correct answer rate, odds ratio.



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