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Examinees' Attitudes About the TOEFL-CBT, Possible Determinants, and Relationships With Test Performance CBT TOEFL

Stricker, Lawrence J.; Wilder, Gita Z.
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ETS Research Report
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Computer-Based Testing (CBT), Computer Adaptive Testing, Attitudes, Test Anxiety, Computer Anxiety, Test Preparation


The principal aim of this study was to assess examinees' acceptance of the TOEFL-CBT, and its associations with possible determinants of this acceptance and with test performance. A secondary goal was to evaluate differences in the pattern of results for examinees from different countries. A questionnaire concerning attitudes about the test, familiarity with computers, and other relevant variables was administered to TOEFL-CBT examinees at large testing centers in Buenos Aires, Cairo, and Frankfurt. Attitudes about the TOEFL-CBT were moderately positive and had similar patterns of relationships in the three countries: slight or moderate with test performance, moderate with attitudes about admissions tests in general, slight with computer anxiety and test anxiety, and minimal with other variables.

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