ISSN 2409-7616

Zyryanova I.M., Gelver S.A.


UDC 378.147

Zyryanova I.M.1 (Omsk, Russian Federation) –; Gelver S.A.1 (Omsk, Russian Federation) –

1Omsk State University of Railway Engineering

Abstract. Digital environments are a means of organizing the educational process, operational and objective control of students’ educational achievements. The purpose of the work is to identify the possibility of optimizing control and measurement materials for an academic discipline using statistical indicators (index of lightness, coefficient of discrimination, frequency of distractor selection) defined in the Statistics module of the MOODLE environment. The quality of control and measuring materials is ensured by automated analysis of test tasks in the MOODLE environment based on the results of empirical approbation, identification and optimization of the content of test tasks taking into account distractor analysis, standardization of the testing procedure. The first-year students of the Omsk State University of Railway Engineering took part in the testing (p = 1020, 2022-2023 yy). Examples of the analysis of test tasks in the discipline “General Chemistry” using methods of mathematical statistics and distractor analysis are given, conclusions are drawn about the reliability of the test as a system. The identification of implausible distractors leads not only to the modification of the content of tasks in order to improve their quality and effectiveness of application, but also allows you to identify problems in learning. The results obtained can be used to search for and correct difficult or easy tasks, and modify incorrect test tasks. The practical significance of the work lies in the proposed methodology for the operational analysis of the quality of control and measuring materials for an academic discipline of any profile in the MOODLE environment using distractor analysis without complex mathematical calculations.

Keywords: environment, MOODLE, control and measuring materials, statistical analysis, testing, distractors, quality, students.


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For citation: Zyryanova I.M., Gelver S.A. The MOODLE digital environment as a means of optimizing the content of control and measuring materials. CITISE, 2024, no. 2, pp. 115-127.