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Allocation of Time to Test Items: A Study of Ethnic Differences

Maria Magdalena Llabre and Terry Wayne Froman
The Journal of Experimental Education
Vol. 55, No. 3 (Spring, 1987), pp. 137-140
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20151686
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Allocation of Time to Test Items: A Study of Ethnic Differences
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Abstract

This study compared 38 Hispanic and 28 Anglo college students with respect to the amount of time allocated to items on a reasoning test administered via microcomputer. The results showed that the Hispanic examinees consistently spent more time than the Anglo subjects on the test items. Results also suggested that imposing a time constraint may penalize the Hispanic examinees. The applicability of computerized testing for studying test-taking strategy problems is illustrated.

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