Practicality Issues in Using Fuzzy Approaches for Aggregating Students’ Academic Performance

Khairul Rasmani, Nor A. Shahari, Jonathan M. Garibaldi, Qiang Shen

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Abstract

Evaluation of student academic performance is one of the most important parts of the educational process. It has to be done for several important reasons. It also has to provide an evaluation in the form of score or grade that is interpretable by most people especially students, teachers, parents, employers and policy planners. The use of fuzzy approaches to perform student performance evaluation appears very appealing because of the use of natural language in representing the level of performance. However, in spite of such advantages, the existing proposed fuzzy approaches have not yet made any significant impact on the current evaluation systems. This paper presents a brief overview of evaluation of students’ performance using fuzzy approaches and discusses the main issues regarding the practicality of using such approaches for aggregating students’ academic performance
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-402
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume83
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • students' academic performance
  • fuzzy approaches
  • practicality issues

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