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ERIC Number: EJ949033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Black Ink and Red Ink (BIRI) Testing: A Testing Method to Evaluate Both Recall and Recognition Learning in Accelerated Adult-Learning Courses
Rodgers, Joseph Lee; Rodgers, Jacci L.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v59 n3 p167-174 2011
We propose, develop, and evaluate the black ink-red ink (BIRI) method of testing. This approach uses two different methods within the same test administration setting, one that matches recognition learning and the other that matches recall learning. Students purposively define their own tradeoff between the two approaches. Evaluation of the method in several different class content and class format settings demonstrates the value of the method in actual classroom settings. In particular, the BIRI approach can substantially reduce test anxiety in accelerated adult-learning settings. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A