Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Little research has been performed as to whether timed exams serve any purpose beyond the limitation of the class time. The use of time limited exams is broad and includes college entrance exams, graduate school entrance exams, professional and licensing exams and typical coursework exams. Entrance and professional exams are achievement tests and also considered “power” tests. Should all tests assume this quality? In engineering, architecture and technology fields where professional exams are frequently required post-graduation, time limited exams may be considered a stepping stone.
Previous research has focused on students with disabilities. However, students without disabilities may also suffer from exam anxiety. Exam anxiety may be due to a variety of psychometric factors. In order to better understand factors associated with exams, students were given a survey to determine their perceptions. The survey included questions on perception of time and self-evaluation of emotion. The survey questions were correlated with exam grades and the amount of time the students spent on the exam.
Ramming, C. H., & Mosier, R. (2018, June), Time Limited Exams: Student Perceptions and Comparison of Their Grades versus Time in Engineering Mechanics: Statics Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31144
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