ERIC Number: ED562657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Comparing Essays Written under Different Timing Conditions. Research Summary. RS-08
Camara, Wayne J.
College Entrance Examination Board
Previous research on differences in the reliability, validity, and difficulty of essay tests given under different timing conditions has indicated that giving examinees more time to complete an essay may raise their scores to a certain extent, but does not change the meaning of those scores, or the rank ordering of students. There is no evidence suggesting that giving less time to complete an essay advantages or disadvantages any particular ethnic or language sub-group, or ability level.
Descriptors: Essays, Comparative Analysis, Writing Tests, Timed Tests, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Difficulty Level, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations; SAT (College Admission Test); Test of English as a Foreign Language