Computers & Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Diagnosys is a knowledge-based computer diagnostic test of basic mathematical skills. It was initially developed for university entry level students in engineering but is widely applicable to other student groups and educational institutions. The need for diagnostic testing, the advantages of a computer-based test and the opportunity to produce one provided by the TLTP programme are described. The major development strands of the Test are identified and outlined. The actual use of the Test and the way this affected development is described. Diagnosys can also be used as a shell for producing tests in other subjects. A test of basic mechanics based on the Diagnosys shell is described. The issues involved of developing tests in other areas of cognitive skill and other extensions to the Test are discussed.
Appleby, J., Samuels, P. & Treasure-Jones, T. (1997). Diagnosys—a knowledge-based diagnostic test of basic mathematical skills. Computers & Education, 28(2), 113-131. Elsevier Ltd.