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CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM
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Undeniably, technology is rapidly growing, and we are surrounded by innovation of computer. By utilizing technology, the idea Software Development for Engineering Departmental Exams Testbank is formed. The paper-based test is an example of manual test bank. The Computer-Based Exams put to the Test article considers the benefits of computer-based exams (CBEs), highlights points that you need to be aware of when completing a CBE, and looks at the different types of questions featured in the exams. It compares the computer-based to paper-based exams that relates to the study of software development test bank. CBEs offer benefits over paper-based exams, making CBEs ideally suited for certain types of exam. A particular benefit of the current CBEs is that they can be automatically marked by computer, which means that you can receive your results as soon as you complete the exam. It is also possible to complete a CBE at any time of year rather than being restricted to the June or December exam sessions. Exams are automatically constructed from a large bank of questions, which means that a group of students taking the same exam in the same place and at the same time will be presented with different questions, in different orders. Questions are specifically written for the CBE question bank and cover all syllabus areas. There is no way of predicting which questions will be included in an exam, but the questions will be drawn from across the syllabus. Equivalent exams are available in paper-based format. However, completing a CBE is a very different experience to completing an exam on paper. The types of questions included in each format will be similar, but the way that each question is presented, and the answer recorded, differs between the two. In a CBE, candidates record their answer on the same screen where the question is shown; for paper-based multiple-choice exams, answers are recorded on a separate Candidate Registration Sheet (CRS). Also, the whole experience of moving between questions and progressing through the exam is quite different. In a paper-based exam, you can see several questions at a time, whereas in a CBE, only one question at a time can be seen. Another difference is in the way we read information presented in different formats; because of our experience online, our eyes tend to jump around the computer screen rather than read it systematically as we would a printed page. For CBEs, therefore, remember to take time to read the question carefully to ensure that you don’t miss any important information. (http://www.accatrainer.com/upload/62762688.pdf) Though the CBEs used computer-based for the exam, they quoted -“Exams are automatically constructed from a large bank of questions…” which is that idea is suitable to Engineering Departmental Exam Testbank. In the engineering department of Colegio de Dagupan, departmental examinations are mostly administered to students taking up courses with board exams. The departmental exam consists of more or less five subjects. The exams are prepared by the Academic Affairs Office, preparing the questionnaire every semester with different subjects. The questions in the exams must differ every period. The problems encountered by the ACAD in a manual testbank will be discussed in chapter two. Three years ago Colegio de Dagupan started conducting departmental exams. This applied to all the departments which includes the Engineering Department. The main purposes of why the school conducted departmental exams are to strengthen the instructional process, to have a better assessment of student performance, and to improve the board exam passing percentage of takers by simulating the actual board examinations for the students to have a feel of the real thing. By conducting departmental exams the school can have a uniform measurement of the students’ performance.

The Academic Affairs Office is responsible for conducting departmental exams in...
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