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ERIC Number: ED482287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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The Relationship between Testing Condition and Student Test Scores.
Skidmore, Ronald L.; Aagaard, Lola
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between testing condition and student test scores. The testing conditions studied were: independent, cheat sheet, homogenous grouping with cheat sheet, and heterogeneous group without cheat sheet. Participants were 141 undergraduates in a course required for entry into the teacher education program at a regional state university. Five tests were given over the course. The first two were given in traditional fashion (independent work), and the others each embodied one of the testing conditions. Heterogeneous group discussion resulted in the highest average test score. All the alternative formats resulted in higher scores than students earned in the traditional individual format. Additional research is necessary to determine why the homogeneous group discussions resulted in the highest scores, but it may be that thinking together is powerful scaffolding for dealing with the mechanics of testing. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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