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Comparison of Student Attitudes about Seven Formats of Educational Testing, with Emphasis on the MDT Multi-Digit Testing Technique [microform] / Paul S. Anderson
Bib ID 5492713
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Anderson, Paul S
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
38 p. 
Summary

Seven formats of educational testing were compared for student test preferences and how well each evaluated learning. The formats were: (1) true/false; (2) multiple choice; (3) matching; (4) MDT Multiple Digit Testing, in which a machine scores fill-in-the-blanks; (5) fill-in-the-blanks; (6) short answers; and (7) essay. A total of 1,440 survey questionnaires (the Survey of Student Opinions about Methods of Educational Testing) completed at a Midwestern university by students exposed to the MDT method obtained information about student opinions. The MDT was not as well received as were more familiar tests. Students thought themselves less able as test takers. When the sample was controlled for appropriateness to the class, the MDT compared with fill-in-the-blanks for evaluative power and preference. The machine-scored test is practical for teacher use. Eleven figures are presented, and an appendix includes the survey. (SLD)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, October 15-17, 1987). For a related document, see TM 011 913.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Students.  |  Comparative Analysis.  |  Computer Assisted Testing.  |  Essay Tests.  |  Higher Education.  |  Multiple Choice Tests.  |  Objective Tests.  |  Scoring.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Test Anxiety.  |  Test Construction.  |  Test Format.  |  Test Items.  |  MDT Multiple Digit Testing  |  Short Answer Tests
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
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