MCS Seminar: Olivier Danvy. An axiomatic approach to scoring functions

30 August 2017 (Wed), 14:30-15:20
At Classroom 17

Abstract: We present an axiomatic scoring strategy for multiple-choice exams that credits partial knowledge and levels out guessing.  The scoring strategy equalizes the implicit weight of each question by default and makes this weight an optional parameter for each question.  Partial credit can also be modulated, which provides a measure of the spread of knowledge of the examinee.  This work is based on a decade of experience in a first-year university course, and stems from the wish for the exams to be understandable and predictible both for the examiner and for the examinees.