Is latency to test deadline a predictor of student test performance?

Citation data:

Psychology Learning and Teaching, ISSN: 1475-7257, Vol: 12, Issue: 3, Page: 227-235

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/psych_facpubs/215; https://works.bepress.com/eric_landrum/109
DOI:
10.2304/plat.2013.12.3.227
Author(s):
Landrum, R. Eric; Gurung, Regan A.R.
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications
Tags:
Social Sciences; Psychology; Psychiatry and Psychology
article description
When students are given a period or window of time to take an exam, is taking an exam earlier in the window (high latency to deadline) related to test scores? In Study 1, students (n = 236) were given windows of time to take online each of 13 quizzes and 4 exams. In Study 2, students (n = 251) similarly took 4 exams online within a test window. In both studies, latency to deadline was significantly correlated to exam score. Higher scoring students took the exam earlier in the test window. We explore possible explanations of these relationships and map out directions for further study.