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ERIC Number: ED318788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 28
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Initial Experiences with Machine-Assisted Reconsiderative Test Scoring: A New Method for Partial Credit and Multiple Correct Responses.
Anderson, Paul S.
Initial experiences with computer-assisted reconsiderative scoring are described. Reconsiderative scoring occurs when student responses are received and reviewed by the teacher before points for correctness are assigned. Manually scored completion-style questions are reconsiderative. A new method of machine assistance produces an item analysis on a microcomputer that prints the actual word response or numeric answer. The teacher reviews the responses prior to allocating points via the keyboard. Computer-assisted reconsiderative scoring was first available in an experimental software package called RECON in the fall semester of 1989. Early experiences in university classes with about 250 students and secondary classes in one high school with the RECON package and a related software package--the MDT Educational Testing System--demonstrate a number of advantages, including: (1) the possibility of accepting multiple responses to one question; (2) enhanced numeric responses; (3) assessing multiple steps in responses; (4) allowing graphical responses; (5) improved feedback; and (6) links with computer managed learning and databases. Reconsiderative scoring could open a new dimension in educational measurement for teacher-generated and standardized assessments. Seven figures illustrate the discussion, and an appendix reports the development of the MDT program. A 38-item annotated bibliography is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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