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Shumow, Lee

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


Anatomy--Examinations; Physiology--Examinations; Multimedia systems


This study was developed around the designing and subsequent pilot study of a computerized form of an anatomy and physiology test. The intent was to utilize multimedia computer technology to produce rich graphics and images of organisms and anatomical structures. These images were then incorporated into a computerized test designed and formatted with hypertext markup language (HTML). The computerized test was given to students along with a traditional, paper-pencil test to determine if the two forms of the test would elicit similar performance levels. A questionnaire was also administered to the students to determine their attitudes about the two forms of the, assessment instrument. Results indicated that the student performance was similar, but the computerized test had a higher level of difficulty. Furthermore, results indicated that students preferred the traditional form of the test when utilized for summative purposes. However, the students also indicated that the computerized test would be valuable for more formative purposes.


Includes bibliographical references (leaf [44])


49 pages




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