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ERIC Number: ED062606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 22
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Investigation of Test-Wiseness among C. L. U. Candidates.
Woodley, Katheryn K.
An attempt to help college students who felt that they understood the subject matter but couldn't pass the tests was made. For purposes of this study, test-wiseness (TW) is defined as a cognitive factor, one which is measurable and subject to change either through specific test experience or training in a test-taking strategy. The specific purpose was twofold: to gather empirical evidence about the level of test taking skills in the CLU population, and to develop an instructional program designed to improve these skills, if such a program were needed. In order to determine level of TW in the subjects studied, a test was constructed to measure selected-test-taking skills: (1) recognizing and eliminating similar options, (2) recognizing and eliminating absurd options, and (3) selecting an option which has a logical relationship with the stem. The students were divided into three groups: Program Experimental, Test Experimental, and Control. All were subject to pre-and post-testing. Because of the nature of the design of the present study, the norms for the CLU population on the TW Scale remain to be established. (Author/CK)
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