Highlights Of The MDPI
A key element of the MDPI is its Analytics. These Analytics are an Expert System (ES) that interprets a student's performance in the diagnostics exam.
An ES is a computer application that emulates the decision-making ability of human experts. ESs are used extensively in the field of medicine. The MDPI extends their use to the assessment of mathematics diagnostics, and the generation of a student's Mathematics Learning Profile (MLP). Understanding the particular studentís MLP helps his support team to prescribe an appropriate intervention. For more information on the MLP, please see that section on the website.
The Analytics are easy for the examiner to use and only require that the examiner puts data into two scoring worksheets. Once the data is entered, the Analytics takes over and generates the Math Learning Profile, which is presented in a simple Summary of Findings report.