ERIC Number: ED490016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-11
Response Times for Correct and Incorrect Item Responses on Computerized Adaptive Tests
Chang, Shu-Ren; Plake, Barbara S.; Ferdous, Abdullah A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 2005)
This study examined the time different ability level examinees spend taking a CAT on demanding items to these examinees. It was also found that high able examinees spend more time on the pretest items, which are not tailored to the examinees' ability level, than do lower ability examinees. Higher able examinees showed persistence with test questions, regardless of the item's difficulty level on operational and pretest questions they answer correctly or incorrectly. Results showed that more able students spend more time on all items, regardless of whether the items are answered correctly or incorrectly. These results were consistent for male and female examinees and for US and non-US administration sites.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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