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ERIC Number: EJ943745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1469-7874
The Influence of Anxiety and Quality of Interaction on Collaborative Test Performance
Pandey, Carol; Kapitanoff, Susan
Active Learning in Higher Education, v12 n3 p163-174 Nov 2011
This research investigated the relationships among test performance, anxiety, and the quality of interaction during collaborative testing of college students. It also explored which students are most likely to benefit from collaborative testing. It was randomly determined whether a student would take each of six examinations alone or with a partner. Collaborative testing resulted in higher scores than individual testing for a significant number of students, conferring an advantage of 3.83%. Test performance was positively correlated with quality of interaction. Students with higher levels of test anxiety were most likely to benefit from collaborative testing and to experience the greatest test anxiety reduction. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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