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ERIC Number: EJ1203139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Process Assessment in Dynamic Testing Using Electronic Tangibles
Veerbeek, Jochanan; Vogelaar, Bart; Verhaegh, Janneke; Resing, Wilma C. M.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v35 n1 p127-142 Feb 2019
Task solving processes and changes in these processes have long been expected to provide valuable information about children's performance in school. This article used electronic tangibles (concrete materials that can be physically manipulated) and a dynamic testing format (pretest, training, and posttest) to investigate children's task solving processes and changes in these processes as a result of training. We also evaluated the value of process information for the prediction of school results. Participants were N = 253 children with a mean age of 7.8 years. Half of them received a graduated prompts training; the other half received repeated practice only. Three process measures were used: grouping behaviour, verbalized strategies, and completion time. Different measures showed different effects of training, with verbalized strategies showing the largest difference on the posttest between trained and untrained children. Although process measures were related to performance on our dynamic task and to math and reading performance in school, the amount of help provided during training provided the most predictive value to school results. We concluded that children's task solving processes provide valuable information, but the interpretation requires more research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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