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Educational Data Mining (EDM) is an emerging discipline of increasing interest due to several factors, such as the adoption of learning management systems in education environment. In this work we analyze the predictive power of continuous evaluation activities with respect the overall student performance in physics course at Universidad Loyola Andalucíıa, in Seville, Spain. Such data was collected during the fall semester of 2018 and we applied several classification algorithms, as well as feature selection strategies. Results suggest that several activities are not really relevant and, so, machine learning techniques may be helpful to design new relevant and non-redundant activities for enhancing student knowledge acquisition in physics course. These results may be extrapolated to other courses.

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García-Torres, M., Becerra-Alonso, D., Gómez-Vela, F.A., Divina, F., Cobo, I.L., Martínez-Álvarez, F. (2020). Analysis of Student Achievement Scores: A Machine Learning Approach. In: Martínez Álvarez, F., Troncoso Lora, A., Sáez Muñoz, J., Quintián, H., Corchado, E. (eds) International Joint Conference: 12th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems (CISIS 2019) and 10th International Conference on EUropean Transnational Education (ICEUTE 2019). CISIS ICEUTE 2019 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 951. Springer, Cham.

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