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Title1. Study on Remediation of Weaknesess in Physics Concepts
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&& - stron demand currently e5ists for testin instruments that- stron demand currently e5ists for testin instruments that
are capa)le of pro"idin more informati"e and dianostic resultsare capa)le of pro"idin more informati"e and dianostic results
than typical tests offer* This paper re"iews approaches thatthan typical tests offer* This paper re"iews approaches that
ha"e )een proposed for educational dianostic assessment* Twoha"e )een proposed for educational dianostic assessment* Two
major approaches are identified8 'a( deficit major approaches are identified8 'a( deficit assessment whichassessment which
focuses on weaknesses of the student and ')( error analysisfocuses on weaknesses of the student and ')( error analysis
which focuses on the kinds of errors the student commits* Thiswhich focuses on the kinds of errors the student commits* This
paper also re"iews recent work related to paper also re"iews recent work related to dianostic assessmentdianostic assessment
that is )ased on the interation of methods from coniti"ethat is )ased on the interation of methods from coniti"e
psycholoy and artificial intellience* &t is concluded that thepsycholoy and artificial intellience* &t is concluded that the
de"elopment of powerful dianostic instruments may re9uire ade"elopment of powerful dianostic instruments may re9uire a
ree5amination of e5istin psychometric models and possi)ly theree5amination of e5istin psychometric models and possi)ly the
de"elopment of alternati"e ones* &t is also poide"elopment of alternati"e ones* &t is also pointed out that thented out that the
traditional approach to the specification of content in terms oftraditional approach to the specification of content in terms of
static ta5onomies may not )e appropriate i"en the dynamic andstatic ta5onomies may not )e appropriate i"en the dynamic and
se9uential nature of dianostic assessment* Finally it is notedse9uential nature of dianostic assessment* Finally it is noted
that the psychometric and content demands of dianosticthat the psychometric and content demands of dianostic
assessment all )ut re9uire test admininstration )y computer*assessment all )ut re9uire test admininstration )y computer*

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