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Using DDI3 in a Technology Based Assessment environment - opportunities and problems

Presenter 1
Ingo Barkow
DIPF - German Institute for International Educational Research

The Technology Based Assessment (TBA) group at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) uses DDI3 in several settings to record metadata for paper & pencil environments. Nevertheless, as the original aim of the group is to transit studies from paper & pencil to computer based assessment it is planned to evolve electronic questionnaires (e.g. CAPI and CATI instruments) like they are used in studies like PISA or PIAAC to a common standard. At the moment TBA uses an own propriety XML structure to describe the items within the questionnaire, but is considering moving towards DDI3 also in the rendering engine which means the metadata and item development tool programmed for the p&p instruments can be used as item editor for computer based questionnaires. This presentation will show the opportunities and also challenges for this process as well as introducing a workflow from the metadata editor to the rendering engine. Furthermore the newest version of Metadata Editor as well as a first prototype of the rendering engine will be shown. All tools in this presentation are open source software and can be requested for an own usage.

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