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Scrambled Questions Penalty in Multiple Choice Tests: New Evidence from French Undergraduate Students

Morgan Raux (), Marc Sangnier () and Tanguy van Ypersele ()

No 1644, AMSE Working Papers from Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France

Abstract: 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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A10 A20 A22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-12
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