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ERIC Number: ED519103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Confidence Testing for Knowledge-Based Global Communities
Jack, Brady Michael; Liu, Chia-Ju; Chiu, Houn-Lin; Shymansky, James A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, Apr 13-17, 2009)
This proposal advocates the position that the use of confidence wagering (CW) during testing can predict the accuracy of a student's test answer selection during between-subject assessments. Data revealed female students were more favorable to taking risks when making CW and less inclined toward risk aversion than their male counterparts. Student comments suggested CW was a good way of self-regulating point value of selected answers, assisting teachers and students on revealing which areas needed further instruction and practice and where the student's confidence was incorrectly placed. CW could be modified to assess a student's level of confidence of domain knowledge in other courses and may be of assistance to U.S. educators interested in researching confidence accuracy of reflective knowledge during testing. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan