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ERIC Number: EJ1085480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
In-Class vs. Online Testing in University-Level Language Courses: A Research Report
VanPatten, Bill; Trego, Daniel; Hopkins, Walter P.
Foreign Language Annals, v48 n4 p659-668 Win 2015
Against the background of concerns for how paper-and-pencil testing fits into contemporary language teaching, this brief research report presents the findings of a first study on the difference in scores between in-class testing and online testing in a communicative and proficiency-oriented program. A total of 244 students of third-semester Spanish at the university level participated. One hundred twenty-four took tests online, while 120 took tests in class. Results showed no difference between the scores, suggesting that at least for this particular kind of program, in-class testing can be altered and moved online, freeing up class time for alternative measurements (in this case, curriculum-specific can-do statements).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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