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ERIC Number: EJ1186764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Tablets Instead of Paper-Based Tests for Young Children? Comparability between Paper and Tablet Versions of the Mathematical Heidelberger Rechen Test 1-4
Hassler Hallstedt, Martin; Ghaderi, Ata
Educational Assessment, v23 n3 p195-210 2018
Tablets can be used to facilitate systematic testing of academic skills. Yet, when using validated paper tests on tablet, comparability between the mediums must be established. Comparability between a tablet and a paper version of a basic math skills test (HRT: Heidelberger Rechen Test 1-4) was investigated. Five samples with second and third grade students participated. The associations between the tablet and paper version of HRT showed that these modes of administration were comparable for three arithmetic scales, but unacceptable for a pictorial counting scale. Scores were lower on tablet. Test-retest reliability for arithmetic scales on tablet was satisfactory, but was inferior for a low-performing sample. The overall convergent validity was satisfactory. No effect of test administrator was found. Arithmetic scales can potentially be transferred to tablet with good comparability and maintained test-retest reliability. Precautions are necessary when transferring pictorial scales into tablet. Separate norms for tablet are needed when interpreting scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden