NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1238383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Analysis of Keystroke Sequences in Writing Logs. Research Report. ETS RR-19-11
Zhu, Mengxiao; Zhang, Mo; Deane, Paul
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2019
The research on using event logs and item response time to study test-taking processes is rapidly growing in the field of educational measurement. In this study, we analyzed the keystroke logs collected from 761 middle school students in the United States as they completed a persuasive writing task. Seven variables were extracted from the keystroke logs and compared with different score and gender groups. Group comparisons were also made using methodologies borrowed from sequence mining. Students' composition strategies over the course of the writing process were also investigated. The findings of this study have implications for gaining deeper understanding of observed group differences and for designing interventions to close the achievement gaps among population groups.
Educational Testing Service. Rosedale Road, MS19-R Princeton, NJ 08541. Tel: 609-921-9000; Fax: 609-734-5410; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A