Illusions of Competence: Getting More Accurate Results From Level 1 Surveys

Many studies have shown that learners are not particularly good at estimating how well they have learned something. In a 2005 paper: Koriat and Bork found that: ”JOLs (Judgments of Learning) can instill a sense of competence during learning that proves unwarranted during testing." But other studies (Nelson and Dunlosky, 1991) have shown that JOLs … Continue reading Illusions of Competence: Getting More Accurate Results From Level 1 Surveys

You’re Getting Bad Advice: A Test Taking Strategy That is the Opposite of What You Have Been Taught

When I teach my "Science of Assessment" workshop I am addressing an audience of test creators, not test takers. Nevertheless, to help people write effective tests I often touch on test taking techniques that help test takers. For example: If you are ever answering a test question and have no idea what the correct answer … Continue reading You’re Getting Bad Advice: A Test Taking Strategy That is the Opposite of What You Have Been Taught