NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED521960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-28
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
An Investigation of the Relationship between Time of Testing and Test-Taking Effort
Wise, Steven L.; Ma, Lingling; Kingsbury, G. Gage; Hauser, Carl
Northwest Evaluation Association
This study investigated the relationships between when a test is administered and the amount of test-taking effort exhibited by examinees. Three time-related variables were investigated: the time of year the test was administered, the day of the week the test event occurred, and the time of day that the test event occurred. Mean effort did not appear to vary across either time of year nor day of week. There was, however, a clear time of day effect, with mean effort decreasing throughout the day. In addition, mean effort was found to decreases across grade, and male examinees were found to exhibit lower mean effort than female examinees. (Contains 10 tables, 5 figures and 4 footnotes.)
Northwest Evaluation Association. 121 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209. Tel: 503-624-1951; Fax: 503-639-7873; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Evaluation Association