Published On: 21/01/2000|Categories: 1998–2002, Vol.21 (1), Vol.21 (2000)|


Two computerized versions of an English vocabulary test for Spanish speakers (an adaptive and a fixed one) were applied in a Spanish sample of first-year psychology undergraduate students. The effects of test type (computer-adaptive vs. computerized-fixed) and review condition (allowed vs. not allowed) on several psychological variables were examined. Withinsubject variables were measured both before and after review to study the effects of review on the psychological and psychometric variables for the review condition in both tests. Two major results were obtained after review: a) a significant increase of correct responses and estimated ability, and b) a decrease of the state-anxiety level. The differences were not significant for measurement error. Interaction effects (test type by moment) were not significant. These and other results concerning the assessment conditions established in this and previous papers are discussed. Finally, the implications that the results may have to establish review conditions in computerized adaptive tests are commented. Key words: computerized adaptive tests, fixed-item tests, item review.

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