Title: A Secure Paperless Assessment Software QuestionMark Perception

Year of Publication: Sep - 2016
Page Numbers: 86-92
Authors: Ayyub Ali Patel
Conference Name: The Fifth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2016)
- Malaysia


Many universities in the Kingdom are supporting course delivery and course assessment by learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard. Questionmark Perception (QMP) allows authoring, management, scheduled delivery, reporting, and analysis of examinations. This tool was tested with level three medical biochemistry students in the College of medicine, King Khalid University during semesters I and II (2013/2014). The tool was evaluated to provide analysis on the final theory exam according to medical education guidelines. QMP was used to prepare the question papers for two exams wherein 291 students (193 boys and 98 girls) took the exam. QMP authoring manager was used to collect the required questions for the exams. Questions were all multiple choices type 1. Selected questions were then used to create the assessment and randomized both in terms of the stem and the choices at the time of delivery. QMP reporter was used to provide statistical analysis of the questions and student performance. All the students completed the online exam well in time. This exam represented 35% of the total grade. QMP analysis for the two online exams was very similar with most of the questions being moderately difficult and had a Cronbach’s Alpha reliability index of 0.88.