The 11th International Conference on Social and Technological Development – STED 2022 was held in Trebinje between June 2 and 5. The aim of the conference was to present papers and discussions on the latest achievements and concepts, and open up new research directions in the modern age.
A group of our professors wrote a paper entitled Knowledge assessment through the use of computerized adaptive testing in response to modern trends in education. In their paper, Dr. Svetlana Anđelić, Nikola Dragović, Dr. Goran Radić, Dr. Valentin Kuleto and Dr. Velimir Dedić point out the changes in the teaching process caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Svetlana Anđelić, Assistant Principal of Information Technology School, gave a lecture about student knowledge assessment and the shortcomings of existing methods of online testing at the conference. The main flaw of such tests is the fact that they are not adapted to the current knowledge of students, and thus, can negatively impact their motivation.
This memorable lecture also addressed the method of computerized adaptive testing. It is an original, copyright method of computerized adaptive testing (CAT), which is discussed in detail in the paper. In short, this specialized CAT model provides an effective way to test student knowledge by:
- Reducing the required test time;
- Reducing the number of questions;
- Achieving student satisfaction, because those with a higher level of knowledge are given harder questions, and vice versa.
ITS and ITHS are educational institutions that insist on modern teaching methods. Keeping up with the latest innovations has become a practice in LEA, which is why our educational institutions are in high demand among students. This conference was a good opportunity to showcase the expertise of our professors and their desire to apply IT in education in a productive and useful manner.