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Morgan Raux, Marc Sangnier and Tanguy van Ypersele
''Scrambled questions penalty in multiple choice tests: New evidence from French undergraduate students''
( 2017, Vol. 37 No.1 )
This note evaluates the scrambled questions penalty using multiple choice tests taken by first-year undergraduate students who follow a microeconomics introductory course. We provide new evidence that students perform worse at scrambled questionnaires than at logically ordered ones. We improve on previous studies by explicitly modeling students individual skills thanks to a fixed effects regression. We further show that the scrambled questions penalty does not differ along gender but varies along the distribution of students' skills and mostly affects students with lower-intermediate skills.
Keywords: Multiple choice tests, scrambled questions, student performance
JEL: A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics: General
A1 - General Economics: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 17 2016 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 22 2017

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