The level up procedure: How to measure learning gains without pre- and post-testing

Kurt VanLehn, Winslow Burleson, Helen Chavez Echeagary, Robert Christopherson, Javier Gonzalez Sanchez, Yoalli Hidalgo Pontet, Katarzyna Muldner, Lishan Zhang

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Abstract

The level up procedure is a method for evaluating the learning gains of educational software, and tutoring systems in particular, that includes some form of embedded assessment. The instruction is arranged in levels that take only a few minutes to master, and students level up when the software indicates they have achieved mastery. This paper reports some methodological lessons learned from applying this procedure in studies of a tutoring system that taught high school students how to model dynamic systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
Pages96-100
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Nov 28 2011Dec 2 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011

Other

Other19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period11/28/1112/2/11

Keywords

  • Embedded assessment
  • Experimental methodology
  • Tutoring systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    VanLehn, K., Burleson, W., Echeagary, H. C., Christopherson, R., Sanchez, J. G., Pontet, Y. H., Muldner, K., & Zhang, L. (2011). The level up procedure: How to measure learning gains without pre- and post-testing. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 (pp. 96-100). (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011).