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ERIC Number: ED199638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 6
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Answer Changing Behavior on Objective Tests: What is Our Responsibility?
Wilson, Patricia
Research indicates that when taking a standardized test that is not timed, students who have been coached to revise answers profit more from their changes than do those who receive no instruction at all. Some study skill books written for high school and college students give misleading advice not to change answers while some newer editions are giving a more accurate view of research in stating that revising answers will probably increase the student's score. Some tests, however, make no reference at all to changing answers as part of testwiseness. The popular belief that the first answer is more likely to be correct can lower the scores of teacher candidates' tests, as well as the scores of their future students. Teacher educators need to report research findings on test taking and to encourage teacher candidates to share this information with their future students. (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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