INNOVATIVE WRITTEN TESTS: ATTITUDE AND LEVEL OF ACCURACY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Jairo Utate-García
  • Sergia Galvá
  • Letty Ubiera
  • Anna Galvá
Keywords: Innovative written tests; Students' attitudes; Evaluation learning; Test anxiety.

Abstract

The use of innovative written tests is studied to analyze students' attitudes towards them and the level of correct answers. These were designed with items to be answered in 3 modalities: individual, free consultation and group. The participants were 127 students of the education department from different emphasis and levels, divided into 4 groups. A document analysis worksheet was used to collect the results. The study was conducted under a phenomenological design. The discussion of results starts from the modality of the item, attitudes shown when completing the test and the level of correct answers. It is concluded that consulting does not always assured correctness; that individual responses gave the highest percentage of correct answers; that the students showed high level of stress at the beginning of the exam, but when they knew the modality, they showed a relaxed attitude and greater self-confidence throughout the examination.

Published
2018-10-16