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ERIC Number: ED068536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 10
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Testing in a Personalized System of Instruction.
Sides, Elizabeth; Edwards, K. Anthony
The testing procedures used in an introductory psychology class at Utah State University are described. Students who had either taken the course earlier or were concurrently enrolled in the class served as testing managers. Rooms were capable of supporting up to 250 students during class time for written exams. "Permits" to take a test have required the signatures of interviewing managers for admission into the testing room and permission to take a particular test. A testing manager's signature was then required for permission to continue through the next set of oral interviews with the interviewing manager. Written exams required a minimum of 90% mastery to pass and oral interviews required a minimum of 100% mastery. Failed exams could be taken at a later time without penalty. A general trend toward maximum testing was shown until the fourth testing week. Following this peak, the trend reverses to form an inverted "U" shape. This effect conflicts with the expectation that a positively accelerated rate of test-taking would occur in a self-paced system of instruction. Current studies are investigating this effect. (Author/LH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 10-12, 1972)