ERIC Number: ED246093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Mode of Test Administration on Test Performance.
Lee, Jo Ann; And Others
The difficulty of test items administered by paper and pencil were compared with the difficulty of the same items administered by computer. The study was conducted to determine if an interaction exists between mode of test administration and ability. An arithmetic reasoning test was constructed for this study. All examinees had taken the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) a short time prior to the experiment. The subject's number-correct score for the Arithmetic Reasoning subtest of the ASVAB was used as an independent estimate of ability. Regression analysis was used to test for a significant interaction between mode of administration and ability. Results indicated the computerized test to be more difficult. The anxiety level may have been higher in the computer mode, adversely affecting performance. More research is needed to corroborate the existence of significant differences between the modes. Further research is needed to identify specific factors affecting test performance in the two modes. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marine Corps; Paper and Pencil Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (55th, Baltimore, MD, April 12, 1984).