Predicting student performance using data mining and learning analysis technique in Libyan Higher Education

Mahjouba Ali Saleh, Sellappan Palaniappan, Nasaraldeen Ali Alghazali Abdallah, Muftah Mohamed Baroud Baroud


The Technology has an increasing impact on all areas of life, including the education sector, and requires developing countries to emulate developed countries and integrate technology into their education systems. Recently schools in Libya are facing an issue trying to figure out why students perform poorly in certain subjects and how can they know how they will perform next in the future in coming semesters in perspective subject. There are several methods proposed to predict the student’s performance, using data mining techniques. In this paper, there are plans to create Data Mining Techniques in Education (i.e., DME) prediction model clustering, classification and association rule mining in many universities and schools in order to provide students and teachers with the most advanced platform. Although relatively late, the Libyan government finally responded to this challenge by investing heavily in rebuilding the education system and launching a national plan to presented method in terms of predicting students’ performance based on their grades in Math and English. The results are divided in to three main sections clustering analysis using k-mean algorithm, classification analysis was done using two rounds first using Gain Ratio Evaluations to find out the top attributes that used by J84 algorithm in second round of classification, and rule association analysis using A priori algorithm. Rule association analysis is applied for the clusters generate by clustering analysis to generate the rules associated with each cluster. For each section, a list of inputs is presented with the scale used for the values followed by the results of the algorithm and explanation for the finding.

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ISSN: 2303-4521

Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/pen

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