ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

8.2 Theory


A complete exposition of Knowledge Space Theory is not intended here. The Bibliography contains a number of references for those interested in further details (Sec. 8.3). Knowledge Space Theory is expressed in a mathematical discipline often referred to as "Combinatorics." What follows here is a brief, intuitive summary introducing certain fundamental terms employed in discussions of ALEKS.


8.2.1 Domain, Items, and Instances
8.2.2 Knowledge States
8.2.3 Knowledge Structures and Knowledge Spaces
8.2.4 Inner and Outer Fringes of a Knowledge State
8.2.5 Assessment