Towards Personalized English Learning Diagnosis: Cognitive Diagnostic Modelling for EFL Listening
Keywords:Personalized learning, EFL listening comprehension, Cognitive diagnostic assessment, Diagnostic model
ABSTRACT: This paper aims to discuss how an EFL listening diagnostic model is constructed based on the theory of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment (CDA). Compared with the traditional classical assessment, CDA can offer fine-grained feedbacks on the learnerâ€™s knowledge structure and cognitive process. The diagnostic test model construction starts with the identification and definition of EFL attributes relevant to listening comprehension, followed by the hypothetic Q-matrix model and diagnostic test design, and finally, a psychometric G-DINA model analysis. The validated diagnostic model can offer reliable diagnostic feedbacks for group as well as individual levels both for listening competence and attribute mastery profiles, and Â is therefore qualified for online diagnostic purposes.
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