ERIC Number: ED371007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Comparing Computerized Adaptive and Self-Adapted Tests: The Influence of Examinee Achievement Locus of Control.
Wise, Steven L.; And Others
This study investigated the relationship between examinee achievement-specific locus of control and the differences between self-adapted testing (SAT) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT) in terms of mean estimated proficiency and posttest state anxiety. Subjects were 379 college students. A disordinal interaction was found between test type and locus of control. Examinees with an internal locus of control were affected positively by the SAT (relative to the CAT). For examinees with an external locus of control, however, the SAT appeared to have a negative effect on both estimated proficiency and posttest state anxiety. There are four tables and two figures. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Adapted Testing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New Orleans, LA, April 5-7, 1994).