St. Louis, Missouri
June 18, 2000
June 18, 2000
June 21, 2000
5.500.1 - 5.500.6
This paper will discuss how the program works, how educators can enter customized test questions for the program using a simple text editor, and provide a web link for educators to use to download the program and customize it for their own classes.
Computer software has been put to many different uses in education, including tutorials1, instruction delivery2, simulations3, and practice tests4. With the growth of the Internet, on-line practice tests have the advantage of allowing students to access the practice test at any time, allowing students to progress at their own pace, providing instant feedback, and allowing information to be constantly updated4. Students using online exams report that they appreciate the immediate feedback on their performance as well as the “anytime / anyplace” capability5.
II. Taking the Test
When students start the practice test program they will first see a welcome screen telling them what to expect. When they click on the Start button they will then begin seeing questions as shown in Figure 1. The program is set up to select a random group of questions for presentation
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