XES3G5M: A Knowledge Tracing Benchmark Dataset with Auxiliary Information

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 36 (NeurIPS 2023) Datasets and Benchmarks Track

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Zitao Liu, Qiongqiong Liu, Teng Guo, Jiahao Chen, Shuyan Huang, Xiangyu Zhao, Jiliang Tang, Weiqi Luo, Jian Weng


Knowledge tracing (KT) is a task that predicts students' future performance based on their historical learning interactions. With the rapid development of deep learning techniques, existing KT approaches follow a data-driven paradigm that uses massive problem-solving records to model students' learning processes. However, although the educational contexts contain various factors that may have an influence on student learning outcomes, existing public KT datasets mainly consist of anonymized ID-like features, which may hinder the research advances towards this field. Therefore, in this work, we present, \emph{XES3G5M}, a large-scale dataset with rich auxiliary information about questions and their associated knowledge components (KCs)\footnote{\label{ft:kc}A KC is a generalization of everyday terms like concept, principle, fact, or skill.}. The XES3G5M dataset is collected from a real-world online math learning platform, which contains 7,652 questions, and 865 KCs with 5,549,635 interactions from 18,066 students. To the best of our knowledge, the XES3G5M dataset not only has the largest number of KCs in math domain but contains the richest contextual information including tree structured KC relations, question types, textual contents and analysis and student response timestamps. Furthermore, we build a comprehensive benchmark on 19 state-of-the-art deep learning based knowledge tracing (DLKT) models. Extensive experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of leveraging the auxiliary information in our XES3G5M with DLKT models. We hope the proposed dataset can effectively facilitate the KT research work.