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ERIC Number: ED065508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 5
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An Investigation of the Cognitive Correlates of Test-Wiseness.
Diamond, James; Evans, William
Gibb (1964) defined test-wiseness (TW) as the ability to respond advantageously to item clues in a multiple-choice setting and therefore to obtain credit without knowledge of the subject matter being tested. This study investigated TW in a sample of 6th grade pupils. A test instrument was developed utilizing fictitious material similar to the strategy employed by Slakter, et al (1970). The study examined the cognitive correlates of TW through the interpretation of correlational matrices and factor analyses. The results lend support to the notion that TW is not a general trait, but rather is clue-specific. (Author)
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