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Wong, Sarah Shi Hui; Ng, Gavin Jun Peng; Tempel, Tobias; Lim, Stephen Wee Hun – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
The impact of retrieval practice on analogical-problem-solving performance was investigated using a complex, educationally relevant task. Participants studied a statistical hypothesis testing scenario and practiced recalling the material or repeatedly studied it. Participants then completed a final test either 5 minutes or 1 week later involving a…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Logical Thinking, Problem Solving, Hypothesis Testing
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Sousa, Diana; Grey, Sue; Oxley, Laura – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a key role in driving educational discourse and global educational governance. Its comparative 'Programme of International School Assessment' (PISA) has explicitly linked the knowledge and skills of young people with the economic potential of countries. Through the International…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Democracy
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Aydin Ceran, Sema; Ates, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
Considering that each student has a different cognitive structure, in addition to providing students with the perspective of a scientist, evaluating this acquisition; it is an important dimension of science education in the context of measurement and evaluation. In this context, the scientific process skills (SPS) of the students with different…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Test Format, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
Fischer, Mary Margaret – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The significance of agriculture to future generations is unparalleled. The United Nations projects the global population to swell to 9.75 billion people by 2050, and to proliferate to 11.2 billion by 2100. The non-agricultural population has little to no understanding or comprehension of the complexities of sustaining a viable agricultural system.…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Elementary School Students
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Lahner, Felicitas-Maria; Lörwald, Andrea Carolin; Bauer, Daniel; Nouns, Zineb Miriam; Krebs, René; Guttormsen, Sissel; Fischer, Martin R.; Huwendiek, Sören – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
Multiple true-false (MTF) items are a widely used supplement to the commonly used single-best answer (Type A) multiple choice format. However, an optimal scoring algorithm for MTF items has not yet been established, as existing studies yielded conflicting results. Therefore, this study analyzes two questions: What is the optimal scoring algorithm…
Descriptors: Scoring Formulas, Scoring Rubrics, Objective Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Han, Jiantao; Long, Haiying; Pang, Weiguo – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
This study reported 2 experiments that studied the effect of perspective taking on assessment of creative products by using human raters. Forty responses of 2 alternative uses tasks (AUTs) and 15 alien stories generated by 6th-grade students were used as assessment materials. Undergraduate students as the novice raters assessed the products under…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Creativity, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Bijsterbosch, Erik – Geographical Education, 2018
Geography teachers' school-based (internal) examinations in pre-vocational geography education in the Netherlands appear to be in line with the findings in the literature, namely that teachers' assessment practices tend to focus on the recall of knowledge. These practices are strongly influenced by national (external) examinations. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Geography Instruction
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Azimi, Mozhgan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
Anxiety has an important role in teaching and learning. If teachers can recognize which kind of tests create high anxiety then they will be able to omit these kinds of tests. Then, the results of test can probably show the students' knowledge more carefully. The subjects of the present study were sixty Iranian female junior university students.…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Cloze Procedure, Test Anxiety, College Freshmen
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Thornton, Barry; Demps, Julius; Jadav, Arpita – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
Undergraduate instruction in the Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University utilizes two course delivery methods. Traditional daytime classes are 15 weeks long and have approximately 40 contact hours, while evening courses are offered in the Accelerated Degree program in a compressed 8-week format with 24 contact hours. The curriculum is…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Undergraduate Students, Delivery Systems, Scheduling
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Bastug, Muhammet; Keskin, Hasan Kagan; Akyol, Mustafa – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
It was observed in this research how endurance status of fluent readers and poor readers changed as the text became longer. 40 students of the primary school 4th-grade, 20 were fluent readers and other 20 were poor readers, participated in the research. A narrative text was utilised in the data collection process. Students' oral readings were…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties, Coping, Grade 4
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Fakcharoenphol, Witat; Stelzer, Timothy – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2014
In this clinical study on helping students prepare for an exam, we compared three different treatments. All students were asked to take a practice exam. One group was then given worked-out solutions for that exam, another group was given the solutions and targeted exercises to do as homework based on the result of their practice exam, and the…
Descriptors: Physics, Test Preparation, Experiments, Comparative Testing
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Seo, Hyojeong; Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Hughes, Carolyn; Thompson, James R.; Little, Todd D.; Palmer, Susan B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This study examined similarities and differences in measurement properties and score comparability of the "Supports Intensity Scale-Adult Version" (16-64 years) and the "Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version" (5-16 years). Data were collected from 142 adolescents with intellectual disability with both versions of the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Intellectual Disability, Special Needs Students, Transitional Programs
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Liggett, Robert Scott – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2017
Today's society places a lot of pressure on schools, teachers, and students to improve test scores. This paper discusses the possibility of using mathematical manipulatives to improve student test scores and students' attitudes towards mathematics. Forty-three Grade 2 students with age ranges between six and eight from a rural town in Saskatchewan…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Manipulative Materials, Control Groups
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Ward, Samantha L.; Sullivan, Karen A.; Gilmore, Linda – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2016
Objective: Limited time and resources necessitate the availability of accurate, inexpensive and rapid diagnostic aids for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Autistic Behavioural Indicators Instrument (ABII) was developed for this purpose, but its psychometric properties have not yet been fully established. Method: The clinician-rated ABII, the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychometrics, Diagnostic Tests
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Almeida, Rut; Bruno, Alicia; Perdomo-Díaz, Josefa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This paper presents some results of an investigation on the number sense of a group of pre-service secondary teachers from Spain. The objective of this research was to analyze students' use of strategies associated to number sense and compare them with those obtained in a previous study with pre-service primary teachers in Taiwan, (Yang, Reys…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
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