Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(5), pp. 457-467, May 2012         
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Psychometric analysis in knowledge-evaluation questionnaires, identification and implication

Gómez-Soberon J. Manuel*1, Cabrera-Covarrubias F. Guadalupe2, Arredondo-Rea S. Paola3, Corral-Higuera Ramón4, Almaral-Sánchez J. Luis5, Gómez-Soberon M. Consolación6, Gómez-Soberon U. José7 and Pinedo Agustín8

1*Department of Architectural II. Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain

2Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain

3/4/5Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico

6Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Mexico

7Centro Escolar Presidente Francisco I. Madero, Mexico

8Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina

*Corresponding Author E-mail: josemanuel.gomez@upc.edu

Received 14 March, 2012;  Accepted May 02, 2012

Abstract

The experience achieved using the tool “Questionnaires”, available inside the Virtual Campus of architectural engineering school in northeast Spain, is presented. “Questionnaires” is an adequate and simple instrument to evaluate the knowledge level achieved by students. This work shows and identifies the control indices of adaptation for the questionnaires, like the Facility Index, the Standard Deviation, the Discrimination Index and the Discrimination Coefficient. Derived from these parameters, the educational performances are inferred, identified and predicted. The conclusions of this work, permit to modify deficient knowledge-evaluation practices, to identify needs for specific groups or for students with particular requirements; being, in this way, feasible to apply these parameters with guarantee of success in similar evaluation processes.

 

Keywords: Educational adaptation, questionnaires in teaching, evaluation in teaching.

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