ERIC Number: EJ724976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Low Examinee Effort in Low-Stakes Assessment: Problems and Potential Solutions
Wise, Steven L.; DeMars, Christine E.
Educational Assessment, v10 n1 p1-17 2005
Student test-taking motivation in low-stakes assessment testing is examined in terms of both its relationship to test performance and the implications of low student effort for test validity. A theoretical model of test-taking motivation is presented, with a synthesis of previous research indicating that low student motivation is associated with a substantial decrease in test performance. A number of assessment practices and data analytic procedures for managing the problems posed by low student motivation are discussed.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Tests, Models, Evaluation Research, Data Analysis, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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