5 edition of EFFECTS OF COMPUTERIZED ADAPTIVE TEST ANXIETY ON NURSING LICENSURE EXAMINATION (TEST ANXIETY). found in the catalog.
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 54-09, Section: A, page: 3410.Thesis (ED.D.)--UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - COLUMBIA, 1993.School code: 0133.
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Purpose of study. This study was to determine if nursing candidates for licensure experienced an increase in anxiety due to the administration of an examination by computerized adaptive testing (CAT). A second purpose was to discover if certain groups were at risk of experiencing computer test anxiety. Method. This study was a two-group, experimental design conducted concurrently with the CAT-NCLEX simulation. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing selected practical nursing graduates and repeat examinees to participate in a field test of the Computerized Adaptive Testing of the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The experimental group for this study participated in the CAT simulation activity prior to taking NCLEX-PN and the control group did so after NCLEX-PN. Both groups completed a 17 item Self-Report Anxiety Questionnaire. The responses were summed; the total score was considered to be a measure of anxiety. Findings. Analysis of the data indicated that there was no statistically significant difference in computer test anxiety between the two groups. This is not to infer that there was no computer test anxiety expressed but rather that there was virtually no difference in the level of anxiety reported by the experimental group and the control group. Further analysis of data indicated that persons with previous computer experience reported higher levels of computer test anxiety than those without previous computer experience and that females reported themselves as experiencing higher levels of computer test anxiety than did males. The results did not indicate that minorities experienced higher levels of computer test anxiety than non-minority groups. Lastly, there was no correlation between nursing grade point average or age and levels of computer test anxiety. Conclusion. Participation in a computerized testing simulation did not affect the level of computer test anxiety. The only groups to experience higher levels of computer test anxiety are females and those with previous computer experience. File Size: 3MB.
In fact, research studies find there usually is a difference. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards already uses an ETS manufactured computerized test as part of its professional licensing process. Proponents of computerized testing praise its ability to provide immediate score reporting and faster and more flexible test scheduling a test can be offered several times a week rather than a few times per year.
Schools with large minority or low-income populations are far less likely to have computers, and poor and minority children are much less likely to have computers at home 2,3. Unfortunately, simply automating bad tests does nothing to solve their long-standing problems and may actually compound them. Also, some types of questions perform differently on the two types of tests. Most studies show higher scores for paper-and-pencil exams, but a few have found advantages for those who take computerized tests.
Computerized tests are also part of ETS new generation of teacher tests, the Praxis Series, and the National Council Licensure Examination for nurses is only available on computer. This article reports results of a literature review aiming to identify effective approaches to strengthen NCLEX-RN success for prelicensure nursing students. Scrolling through multiple screens does not allow side-by-side comparisons.
Inequities in Computer Education Due to Gender, Race, and Socioeconomic Status, Exit Project, Indiana University, 1986. Studies also suggest that computer screens take longer to read than printed materials, and that it is more difficult to detect errors on computer screens.
With computerized versions, test-takers are unable to underline text, scratch out eliminated choices and work out math problems -- all commonly-used strategies. Computerized Adaptive Testing with Different Groups, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice Summer, 1992, pp.
The Educational Testing Service ETSfor example, introduced its computerized Graduate Record Exam in October 1992, and has begun working on a computerized SAT. Test-takers with the ability to manipulate computer keys rapidly may be favored by long passages that require reading through many screens. But the new tests are being rushed into operation before adequate evidence of either their comparability to current exams or their fairness have been collected.
1 Computerized tests constrain test-takers compared to paper-and-pencil tests. In addition, computer anxiety is much more prevalent among females than males 4, with Black females reporting the greatest anxiety 5. In addition, many colleges, universities, and public school districts are using computerized placement tests. By continuing you agree to the. or its licensors or contributors.
SON should consider multifaceted approaches to help students find success on the NCLEX-RN.
ETS has not revealed how it intends to continue making test questions and answers available to university admissions test-takers.
Testing By Computer: Findings in Six Years of Use 1982-1988, Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol.