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ERIC Number: ED154374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Development and Use of a Test of Test-Wiseness.
Ferrell, George
One way to minimize the test taking advantage that test-wise students have is to offer all students the opportunity to become test-wise through formal instruction in test taking. This paper describes the development and use of "Form Z," a test that can be used as a teaching aid or as a research instrument for test wiseness. The test was designed to use language understood by high school and college students, to be completed in one class period, to have a reliability coefficient of .80, to measure several aspects of test-wiseness, and to be self administering. The 46 items in Form Z demonstrate the applications of ten test-wise strategies, five that deal with deductive reasoning and five that deal with subsuming cues within the questions or test items. Descriptions and illustrations of each strategy are provided, as well as suggested applications of the test. A copy of Form Z is attached. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (10th, Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 2, 1977) ; Some parts may be marginally legible due to print quality