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Calculator Use on the GRE revised General Test Quantitative Reasoning Measure rGRE

Attali, Yigal
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RR-14-25, GRE-14-02
ETS Research Report
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Calculators, Mathematics Tests, Revised GRE, General Test (GRE), Quantitative Reasoning, Item Difficulty, Higher Education


Quantitative comparison items were also associated with less calculator usage, but other item type and content distinctions showed small differences in usage. Most items exhibited a positive relation between calculator usage and response accuracy (after controlling for examinee ability), that is, responses that used the calculator were more likely to be correct. Items that did not show an association between calculator use and accuracy tended to be easier and had less overall usage of the calculator.

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