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The Effect of Model Granularity on Student Performance Prediction Using Bayesian Networks

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The Effect of Model Granularity on Student Performance Prediction Using Bayesian Networks
A standing question in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and User Modeling in general is what is the appropriate level of model granularity (how many skills to model) and how is that granularity derived? In this paper we will explore varying levels of skill generality within 8th grade mathematics using models containing 1, 5, 39 and 106 skills. We will measure the accuracy of these models by predicting student performance within our own tutoring system called ASSISTment as well as their performance on the Massachusetts standardized state test. Predicting students’ state test scores will serve as a particularly stringent real-world test of the utility of fine-grained modeling. We employ the use of Bayes nets to model user knowledge and for prediction of student responses. The ASSISTment online tutoring system was used by over 600 students during the school year 2004-2005 with each student using the system 1-2 times per month throughout the year. Each student answered over 100 ...
Zachary A. Pardos, Neil T. Heffernan, Brigham Ande
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Year 2007
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Authors Zachary A. Pardos, Neil T. Heffernan, Brigham Anderson, Cristina Linquist-Heffernan
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