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ERIC Number: EJ1167284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2476-0730
Designing Computer-Based Assessments: Multidisciplinary Findings and Student Perspectives
Dembitzer, Leah; Zelikovitz, Sarah; Kettler, Ryan J.
International Journal of Educational Technology, v4 n3 p20-31 2017
A partnership was created between psychologists and computer programmers to develop a computer-based assessment program. Psychometric concerns of accessibility, reliability, and validity were juxtaposed with core development concepts of usability and user-centric design. Phases of development were iterative, with evaluation phases alternating with development phases. The system was evaluated by the team using an accessibility measure, standard usability heuristics, and student questionnaires (n = 131). In its final form, the assessment was satisfactory to students, although many students did not use the provided testing accommodations, and reliability analyses were in the acceptable range. Recommendations include updating and creating common language, standards, heuristics, and measures to develop and evaluate computer-based assessments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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