• Martin Senkbeil
  • Jan Marten Ihme
Translated title of the contributionHow valid are paper-and-pencil tests for detecting computer-related skills?
The aim of this study was to evaluate a paper-pencil test measuring computer-related competencies compared to a computer-based performance test. The paper-pencil test consisted of 36 items and was developed in the context of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Its psychometric quality was reviewed using a sample of 396 students from secondary school. In a within-persons design one half of the items were presented in a computer-based performance test to a subsample of 133; students the other half of the items were presented in a paper-pencil test to the same subsample. The convergent and discriminant validity of both test forms was reviewed by comparing the correlations with theoretically appropriate reference constructs (basic cognitive skills, computer-related student characteristics). Although the results indicate an adequate validity for both test forms, the computer-based performance test showed significantly better parameters regarding all criterion variables.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Educational assessment/measurements - ICT Literacy, Competence-based performance test, validation

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