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ERIC Number: EJ895961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-2525
Examining the Feasibility and Effect of Transitioning GED Tests to Computer
Higgins, Jennifer; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Bozman, Martha; Katz, Michael
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, v10 n2 Aug 2010
This study examined the feasibility of administering GED Tests using a computer based testing system with embedded accessibility tools and the impact on test scores and test-taker experience when GED Tests are transitioned from paper to computer. Nineteen test centers across five states successfully installed the computer based testing program, followed the research protocol, and transmitted testing data with minimal issues, providing evidence of the feasibility of administering GED Tests on computer. Two hundred and sixteen GED candidates participated in the research by completing two GED mathematics practice test forms and a survey. Participants completed the first form on paper and were randomly assigned to take the second form on computer or paper. The survey asked students to report demographic information, information about their use of computers, and their preference for using a computer to take tests. Regression analyses showed that participants were neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by taking the GED Mathematics Test on computer. This finding also holds true after accounting for student's reported computer use and preference for taking tests on computer. (Contains 1 figure and 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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