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ERIC Number: ED543163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul-31
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Examining Test Speededness by Native Language
Talento-Miller, Eileen; Guo, Fanmin; Han, Kyung T.
Graduate Management Admission Council
When power tests include a time limit, it is important to assess the possibility of "speededness" for examinees. Research on differential speededness in the past has included looking at gender and ethnic subgroups in the United States on paper and pencil tests. The needs of a global audience necessitated, and the availability of computer recorded response time data enabled this investigation of differential speededness by native language. Data from a computerized adaptive test administered globally in English were used to compare different measures of time pressure and speed for 15 language groups compared with native-English-speaking examinees. Results indicated that examinees whose native language was Korean had issues with speededness when many of the metrics were considered, but when ability was controlled, there were no relevant differences for any of the languages compared to English. Future research should include independent measures of ability and English proficiency as well as any possible effects of speededness on predictive validity. (Contains 6 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test