ERIC Number: EJ694154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 26
Investigating the Medium Effect in Computer-Aided Assessment of School Chemistry and College Computing National Examinations
Ashton, Helen S.; Beevers, Cliff E.; Korabinski, Athol A.; Youngson, Martin A.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v36 n5 p771-787 Sep 2005
This article presents results of a comparison between paper and computer tests of ability in Chemistry and Computing. A statistical model is employed to analyse the experimental data from almost 200 candidates. It is shown that there is no medium effect when specific traditional paper examinations in Chemistry and Computing are transferred into electronic format. The effect of rewording for computer-delivered test questions is also investigated and again the conclusion is that no evidence of a difference could be found. These results were obtained as part of the Project for Assessments in Scotland using Information Technology (PASS-IT).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Tests, Information Technology, Chemistry, Computer Assisted Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)