Educational Technology

June 15, 2017

Study Finds Digital Exam Features Impact Scores for Younger Students

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by Sri Ravipati, THE Journal

Can student scores on paper-and-pencil tests and computer-based tests be considered equivalent measures of knowledge? To find out, a recent study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) looked at scores from 33,000 students in grades 4-12 who took two computer-based tests (CBT) and one traditional paper-and-pencil test (PPT). Overall, elementary and middle school students scored lower on the AAAS system — citing the fact that these digital exams didn’t allow students to revisit previous questions as a possible reason. Meanwhile, high school students performed similarly on all test formats.

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