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ERIC Number: EJ777938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Effect of Test-Expectancy and Word Bank Availability on Test Performance
Glass, Laura A.; Clause, Christopher B.; Kreiner, David S.
College Student Journal, v41 n2 p342-351 Jun 2007
We examined test-expectancy as it applies to fill-in-the-blank tests. We randomly assigned 60 college students to take a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary test in one of three conditions. Two groups took the test with a word bank available; we told one group but not the other that they would have a word bank. The third group took the test with no word bank. There was no test expectancy effect; the two groups of students who took the test with the word bank did equally well. Students receiving a word bank outperformed students who did not have a word bank. The results suggest that informing students that they will have a word bank available may not have a detrimental effect on their performance. The following are appended: (1) Fill In The Blank Test With Word Bank; and (2) Vocabulary Study List.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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