ERIC Number: ED181034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Time for Review as an Aspect of Test Speededness.
Donlon, Thomas F.
Questions are raised about the time within a test administration period that may be available for review for those candidates who have time enough, or more than enough, to finish. The assumption is proposed that rate of work may be normally distributed. The rate of work for those who have finished a test cannot be determined from their answer sheets; but the distribution of the rates of work for those who do not finish can be computed and, if rate of work is normally distributed, the distribution for remaining candidates may be extrapolated. Graphic and numerical methods are proposed for estimating the rate of work distribution for the complete candidate group, based on data derived from the portion of the group who do not complete the text. Questions are raised concerning the effects of candidates having more than enough time to complete a test. Can this time be effectively used to improve test scores? How many candidates use this time for this purpose? What other effects may result from candidates having more than enough time to complete a test? (CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Speededness (Tests)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (Provincetown, MA, April 29-May 1, 1979)