Affective states and state tests: investigating how affect throughout the school year predicts end of year learning outcomes

  title={Affective states and state tests: investigating how affect throughout the school year predicts end of year learning outcomes},
  author={Zachary A. Pardos and R. Baker and Maria Ofelia San Pedro and Sujith M. Gowda and Supreeth M. Gowda},
  booktitle={LAK '13},
In this paper, we investigate the correspondence between student affect in a web-based tutoring platform throughout the school year and learning outcomes at the end of the year, on a high-stakes mathematics exam. The relationships between affect and learning outcomes have been previously studied, but not in a manner that is both longitudinal and finer-grained. Affect detectors are used to estimate student affective states based on post-hoc analysis of tutor log-data. For every student action in… 
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