TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE i
TABLE OF CONTENTS vi
LIST OF TABLES vii
LIST OF FIGURES viii
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY 1
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM 2
1.3 AIM OF STUDY 2
1.4 OBJECTIVES OF STUDY 2
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 2
1.6 SCOPE OF STUDY 2
1.7 LIMITATION OF STUDY 2
1.8 JUSTIFICATION OF THE NEW SYSTEM 2
1.9 GLOSSARY OF TERMS 3
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 INTRODUCTION 4
2.1 EXPERT SYSTEMS 4
2.2 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ADAPTIVE EXAM SYSTEM 5
2.3 TYPES OF QUIZ 5
2.3.1 VERBAL QUIZ 6
2.3.2 NON-VERBAL QUIZ 6
2.4 ORIGIN OF QUIZ 6
2.5 BENEFIITS DERIVED FROM QUIZ 7
2.6 MODEL OF A QUIZ 7
2.7 ABOUT GREATER HEIGHTS SCHOOLS 8
2.8 ORGANOGRAM OF GREATER HEIGHTS 8
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0 INTRODUCTION 9
3.1 ANALYSIS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM 9
3.2 OVERVIEW OF PROPOSED SYSTEM 10
3.3 METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION 10
3.4 SYSTEM DESIGN 11
3.4.1 USED CASE MODEL DIAGRAM 11
3.4.2 FLOWCHART 12
3.5 DATABASE STRUCTURE 15
3.5.1 INPUT STRUCTURE 15
3.5.2 OUTPUT STRUCTURE 16
CHAPTER FOUR: SYSTEM TESTING AND IMPLEMENTATION
4.0 INTRODUCTION 18
4.1 CHOICE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE AND DATABASE 18
4.2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENT 18
4.2.1 HARDWARE REQUIREMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS 19
4.2.2 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS 19
4.3 RESULT INTERFACE 19
4.4 SYSTEM TESTING AND IMPLEMENTATION 21
4.5 DESCRIPTION OF FINDINGS 22
4.6 SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION 23
4.6.1 HOW TO LOAD THE SOFTWARE 23
4.6.2 HOW TO RUN THE SOFTWARE 23
4.6.3 THE PLATFORM 23
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1 SUMMARY 24
5.2 CONCLUSION 24
5.3 RECOMMENDATION 24
This research work deals with the design of an adaptive quiz system. Chapter one is an introduction to the project to describe what the project entails. It discusses the problems in the existing system. Also described in chapter one are the aim, the objectives, the significance and the limitation of the study.
Chapter two is the literature review of the project which contain diverse research and scholarly articles written of this project while chapter three describes the method of data collection, system analysis and design and improvement on the proposed system.
Chapter four describes the implementation and result of the project and lastly, chapter five gives the summary, conclusion and recommendation.
A quiz is a primitive tools used by student, lecturers, teachers, tutors, individuals to test intellectual ability and to familiarize them to new invention. According to the oxford dictionary, it is the act of cross-examining or interrogating a student in order to build their mental development and to increase level of exposure.
However, Quiz cut across every facet of life, the act of interviewing and interrogating, examining all comprises of the element of a quiz.
Developing and implementing an application that quizzes users or students on selected subjects or topics, which uses a menu driven application where users or students can select aspect of their interest and questions will be loaded randomly from the database with respect to the number of question type and grade obtained.
In principle, quizzes have always been constructed to meet the requirements of the quiz-givers and the expected performance-levels of the quiz candidates as a group. It has always been recognized that giving a quiz that is much too easy for the candidates is likely to be a waste of time, provoking usually unwanted candidate behavior such as careless mistakes or deliberately choosing incorrect answers that might be the answers to “trick questions”. On the other hand, difficult questions also produce generally uninformative quiz results, because candidates cease to seriously attempt to answer the questions, resorting to guessing, response sets and other forms of unwanted behavior.
Adjusting a quiz to meet the performance level of each individual candidate, however, has been viewed as problematic, and maybe unfair. How are candidates to be compared if each candidate took a different quiz?
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
A significant advancement in the area of intelligent test was successfully achieved by Alfred Binet (1905) and he was concerned on determining the state at which an individual (rather than the group) candidate is, there was no issue of fairness requiring everyone to take the same quiz. He then realized that it is very possible for him to alter the test to the state at which the individual is, by a simple tactic that arranges the questions in terms of the level of difficulty. The test would start at the same level for all candidates; Binet then follows it with a sequence of harder question (from the lists of all questions), if the candidate succeeded, until the candidate failed frequently. If the candidate failed the initial item subset, then Binet would administer successively easier item subsets until the candidate succeeded frequently. From this information, Binet estimated the candidate’s ability level. Binet’s procedure is easy to implement with a computer.
The use of computers facilitates a further advance in adaptive testing, the convenient administration and selection of single items.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
It is therefore necessary to put in place a procedure or a plan that will answer the students in building their mental knowledge, inefficiency in quiz application, inaccuracy in quiz grading, redundancy in record keeping, duplicate value in student parameter and un-adaptive of current method of carrying out quiz in Greater Height Schools.
1.3 AIM OF STUDY
The aim of this project is to design an adaptive quiz management system for greater height schools.
1.4 OBJECTIVES OF STUDY
Among the objectives of this research work, are:-
To creatively construct new method for quiz; (adaptive quiz)
Effective and efficient timely report
To demonstrate the concept, ethics, methods and effectiveness of a computerized quiz
To build mental alertness for students
To increase level of smartness among the students.
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
This entails ability to carry out quiz without errors; which will build students reasoning ability, smartness and mental fitness to handle questions at a very high speed and lastly, having an application that is flexible to its users current situation.
1.6 SCOPE OF STUDY
This study shall deal with the application of computer in an adaptive quiz management system. It will cover the registration of, deleting and updating information of participants, a score board to displays the score of participants, a quiz area where questions and answers will be displayed, a timer to notify participant of time left, etc.
1.7 LIMITATION OF STUDY
This project will take into consideration, selected topics in mathematics and English language, only.
1.8 JUSTIFICATION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
The development of an adaptive quiz system will bring solutions to the problem associated with the manual system and even un-adaptive quiz system
1.9 GLOSSARY OF TERMS
QUIZ: This is the act of interrogating the students for effectiveness purpose
INTERFACE: This is the medium of transaction where service can be obtained or provided.
PLATFORM: This is an interface designed to carry out a specific task with respect to the operation it is being used for.
TEST: This is the act of cross examining the ability, confidence level and how well students/individuals has being able to get a particular topic or subject right.
ADAPTIVE: This is the constant change in flexibility of the application to student’s response to questions.
APPLICATION: A software designed to carry out a predefined task.