The relationship between the academic achievement of computerized tests and traditional tests of Business College students. An empirical study
Keywords:student, computerized test, traditional pen and paper test, academic achievement of computerized test, academic achievement of traditional pen and paper test, the University of Jordan
The study aims to investigate the relationship between the academic achievement of computerized tests and traditional pen and paper exams of Business College students at the University of Jordan- Aqaba branch as well as relate differences results to students` gender.
The study sample comprised 136 students of a compulsory course at the Business Faculty. A computerized mid-term test was held while the final one was traditional. The results of the two tests were compared where the other general factors affecting students` academic achievement, namely ( the same students, course subject, course subject lecturer) were set. The tests marks were sampled as percentage to the test mark so as to delete the denominator difference of marks where the mid-term mark is out of 30 while the final test is out of 50.
The SPSS was used to compare the results of the two tests. Results were related to students gender, whether gender-related differences are found. The study concluded that there is no statistical significant relationship between the academic achievement of computerized tests and traditional ones (paper and pen) held at the Business College in The University of Jordan- Aqaba branch.
The results also indicated that the academic achievement differences resulting from computerized tests have to do with the student gender variable in favour of male students.
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