A.J. Singh

Work place: Himachal Pradesh University, Summer-Hill, Shimla (H.P) Pin Code: 171005, India

E-mail: aj_singh_69@yahoo.co.uk


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Literature Survey on Student’s Performance Prediction in Education using Data Mining Techniques

By Mukesh Kumar A.J. Singh Disha Handa

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2017.06.05, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2017

One of the most challenging tasks in the education sector in India is to predict student's academic performance due to a huge volume of student data. In the Indian context, we don't have any existing system by which analyzing and monitoring can be done to check the progress and performance of the student mostly in Higher education system. Every institution has their own criteria for analyzing the performance of the students. The reason for this happing is due to the lack of study on existing prediction techniques and hence to find the best prediction methodology for predicting the student academics progress and performance. Another important reason is the lack in investigating the suitable factors which affect the academic performance and achievement of the student in particular course. So to deeply understand the problem, a detail literature survey on predicting student’s performance using data mining techniques is proposed. The main objective of this article is to provide a great knowledge and understanding of different data mining techniques which have been used to predict the student progress and performance and hence how these prediction techniques help to find the most important student attribute for prediction. Actually, we want to improve the performance of the student in academic by using best data mining techniques. At last, it could also provide some benefits for faculties, students, educators and management of the institution.

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Evaluation of Data Mining Techniques for Predicting Student’s Performance

By Mukesh Kumar A.J. Singh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2017.08.04, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2017

This paper highlights important issues of higher education system such as predicting student’s academic performance. This is trivial to study predominantly from the point of view of the institutional administration, management, different stakeholder, faculty, students as well as parents. For making analysis on the student data we selected algorithms like Decision Tree, Naive Bayes, Random Forest, PART and Bayes Network with three most important techniques such as 10-fold cross-validation, percentage split (74%) and training set. After performing analysis on different metrics (Time to build Classifier, Mean Absolute Error, Root Mean Squared Error, Relative Absolute Error, Root Relative Squared Error, Precision, Recall, F-Measure, ROC Area) by different data mining algorithm, we are able to find which algorithm is performing better than other on the student dataset in hand, so that we are able to make a guideline for future improvement in student performance in education. According to analysis of student dataset we found that Random Forest algorithm gave the best result as compared to another algorithm with Recall value approximately equal to one. The analysis of different data mini g algorithm gave an in-depth awareness about how these algorithms predict student the performance of different student and enhance their skill.

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Literature Survey on Educational Dropout Prediction

By Mukesh Kumar A.J. Singh Disha Handa

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2017.02.02, Pub. Date: 8 Mar. 2017

Educational Data Mining (EDM) is one of the crucial application areas of data mining which helps in predicting educational dropout and hence provides timely help to students. In Indian context, predicting educational dropouts is a major problem. By implementing EDM, we can predict the learning habits of the student. At present EDM has not been introduced at higher education level. Due to this we cannot recognize the genuine problems of students during their education. The objective of this analysis is to find the existing gaps in predicting educational dropout and find the missing attributes if any, which my further contribute for better prediction. After that we try to find the best attributes and DM techniques which are frequently used for dropout prediction. Based on the combination of missing attribute and best attribute of student data thus far, a new algorithm can be tested which may overcome the shortcomings of previous work done.

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