Considerations in Computer-Based Testing
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In recent years, many tests have begun to be administered on computer. In some cases, the tests are developed for or converted to a computer-based format for no better reason than the trend value. Computerized exams frequently are perceived as being “state of the art” or automatically better than traditional, standardized, paper-and-pencil exams. These clearly are not accurate assumptions, and a testing program should not elect to computerize an exam without strongerreasons than these. Indeed, there are many challenges inherent in computer-based testing, and development of a computerized exam program should not be undertaken lightly. However, while computerized tests are not intrinsically better than paper-and-pencil tests, there are some distinct advantages available in computerized test administration.
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