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ERIC Number: EJ1144343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Test-Taking Speed: Predictors and Implications
Lovett, Benjamin J.; Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Potts, Heather E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n4 p351-360 Jul 2017
Students often feel time pressure when taking tests, and students with disabilities are sometimes given extended time testing accommodations, but little research has been done on the factors that affect students' test-taking speed. In the present study, 253 students at two colleges completed measures of processing speed, reading fluency, and self-reports of their reading and test-taking skills, as well as a standardized paper-and-pencil reading comprehension task. The time taken to complete the reading comprehension task was not significantly related to students' accuracy on the task, but it was predicted by students' reading fluency and by their self-reports of problems with timed reading/test-taking. Students' processing speed did not significantly predict comprehension task completion time or accuracy when reading fluency and self-reports were held constant. We discuss the implications of these and other results for making determinations about extended time testing accommodations, as well as for future research studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Nelson Denny Reading Tests
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