ERIC Number: ED409853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Text Design: The Influence of Headings on Multiple-Choice Tests.
Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; Clariana, Roy B.
This study extends earlier research on headings use in undergraduate testing, and examined whether headings within multiple-choice tests positively impact test performance. Participants were employees (n=143) of a large manufacturing plant in the western United States. The experimental group received a multiple-choice recertification test with headings included; the control group received the same test without headings. Findings indicated that headings within multiple-choice tests did positively affect test performance and suggest that headings may differentially impact test items of differing difficulty. Future research should focus on increasing heading specificity. (Contains 27 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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