トーマス ゲッツ   Thomas H. GOETZ
  トーマス ゲッツ
   所属   北星学園大学  社会福祉学部 共通科目・言語教育・教職部門
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2019/08
形態種別 査読のない論文
標題 Placement Test Options within a Moodle Environment
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 Clute Institute International
掲載区分国外
出版社・発行元 ISSN/ISBN: 1539-8757, 2157-9660
概要 Members of the Foreign Languages Division at Hokusei Gakuen University, a small private Liberal Arts College in northern Japan, administer a placement test for new, returning, and transfer students at the beginning of each academic year. The placement test used has been provided by Cengage Learning as part of the World Link textbook series. The 57 item test is administered to roughly 550 students, producing mean scores from 51% to 54% with a more or less normal bell curve. Yet when it came to sorting students into level appropriate classes across the various departments, trouble set in. Clusters of identical scores would group students into subgroups making line-drawing subjective. In answer to this, it was decided to look at the test items themselves so as to re-weigh the questions from a uniform weight of 1.00 to weights within a range to ensure greater ease with ranking and less score clustering. This paper will share the process undertaken to remedy this problem with favorable, time-saving, results.