Test-Taker’s Perception and Academic Performance in using Confidence-Weighted Number Right Elimination Testing (CWNRET) scoring method in Multiple Choice Test

Ma. Rosanna Enmil Cisneros-Pahayahay


The most common assessment tool in Higher Education and in most licensure examinations in the Philippines is the multiple-choice (MC) test. Thus, it is appropriate to device a tool on how teachers can help their students to analyze the items in an MC test better. The aim of this study is to determine the perception and test scores of the students in using Confidence-Weighted Number Right Elimination Testing (CWNRET) compared to Number Right (NR) and Number Right Elimination Testing (NRET) scoring method in answering an MC test. The researcher developed the Test-taker's Perception Inventory for the purpose of this study. Based on the results, this study showed that, generally, the perception of the students who used CWNRET is not significantly different from the perception of the students in using NRET and NR scoring methods. However, there is a significant increase in the students’ perception on their need to give extra effort when CWNRET scoring method is used in answering an MC test compared to NR scoring method. Although, perceived anxiety/ trickiness is also significantly higher when CWNRET scoring method was used compared to NR scoring method. This study also showed that even if the MC tests were completed using the convention scoring method, students who have undergone CWNRET have generally higher mean score compared to students who were trained to answer other scoring methods.

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Confidence weighted multiple choice test multiple choice test scoring method confidence level scoring method confidence weighted NRET

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