Student Self-Awareness in Test-Taking Consistency During Assessments

By Scott Winter and Stephen Rice.

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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Prior studies have examined the consistency coefficient between two blocks of scores to examine participant consistency when completing assessments. The current study examines how accurately participants from two countries self-reflect on their consistency after completing two blocks of assessments. In the first study, sixty-two participants from the United States were asked to complete two identical assessments back-to-back and self-reflect on their consistency. While Study 1 provided some insights into how self-aware participants were of their own test-taking consistency, these results are limited in generalizability, particularly since participants were all from a single country. In order to provide better generalizability of the data to other countries, the study was replicated using participants from India. Results from the studies indicate that participants tended to have moderate consistency correlations between the two assessments, rate their self-reflective consistency values moderate to high, and were poor at determining their own test-taking consistency.

Keywords: Test-taking, Consistency, Self-awareness

International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 21, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 25, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 608.317KB)).

Dr. Scott Winter

Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

Dr. Winter is an Assistant Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in Aviation Technology from Purdue University in 2013. His research interests have centered on decision-making, pilot training, and aviation human factors.

Dr. Stephen Rice

Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Human Factors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. His research interests include aviation psychology, automation, trust, stigmas, and human performance.