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Computer-Based Assessment

 

Reports

The Influence of Computer-Print on Rater Scores
Michael Russell
April 2002
17 pages
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How Computer-based Technology Can Disrupt the Technology of Testing and Assessment
Michael Russell
April 2002
20 pages
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Does It Matter With What I Write? Comparing Performance On Paper, Computer and Portable Writing Devices
Michael Russell and Tom Plati
December 2001
27 pages
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Computer Use and Writing Test:

How Paper Tests Underestimate the Performance of Computer-savvy Students

This series of studies examined the validity of scores yielded by written tests administered on paper to students accustomed to writing with a word processor. Through a series of experiments with students in upper elementary, middle and high school, the paper-based tests were consistently found to underestimate the performance of students accustomed to writing with computers. Several reports were released and can be downloaded from the Reports link (right).