Kuo, Tao-Yi Chang, and Li-Wei Chang, M. Ed.
Taiwan Adaptive Learning Platform (TALP), called Yin Tsai
Wan (因材網) in Chinese, is the official learning platform of
Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan. TALP has applied
artificial technologies to offer personal learning environment for
students, and the learning material is designed underlying the
framework of 12-year Basic Education Curriculum Guidelines.
There are four subjects covered in this platform: Chinese,
Mathematics, English, and Science. For its instructional
repertoire, TALP provides thousands of videos for microlearning, adaptive assessments for diagnosing students’
weakness, and interactive modules for scaffolding learning
through Intelligent tutoring agents. Though some studies
suggested that assessment was crucial for an online learning
platform (Azevedo & Azevedo, 2018), however, most studies
have paid more attention to the implementation of instructional
videos and its effectiveness on learning (Zengin, 2017；Khalil
& Ebner, 2017). Our study aimed to explore whether using
assessment module in TALP could assist students to promote
their academic achievement in the context of remedial
instruction. Four kinds of tests were included in the assessment
module of TALP, they are: exercise, dynamic assessment, unit
test, and cross-grade diagnosis test. Our study also examined
whether tests applied adaptive feedback mechanism would be
effective on remedial instruction.