Comparing Between Computer based Tests and Paper-and-Pencil based Tests

Marzieh Ghaderi, Marzieh Mogholi, Afshin Soori


Testing subject has many subsets and connections. One important issue is how to assess or measure students or learners. What would be our tools, what would be our style, what would be our goal and so on. So in this paper the author attended to the style of testing in school and other educational settings. Since the purposes of educational system have been changed, there have been some inevitable changes in testing style. Therefore, in recent years, computer-based testing (CBT) has grown in popularity and will likely become the primary mode for delivering tests in the future. So different aspects of computer-based tests and paper-and-pencil based tests like motivation, anxiety and students’ performance with different styles will be reviewed in this paper.

Keywords: paper and pencil (P&P) testing, computer-based testing (CBT), Motivation, Anxiety, Educational System

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