A Study of the Effectiveness of Using Computers to Assess the Phonic Knowledge of Pre-Service Teachers
Computers in the Schools Volume 20, Number 4, ISSN 0738-0569
This study addressed the following question: Does a computerized test with an auto-score feature enhance students' test performance of phonic content compared to an existing paper-and-pencil test? Students in two four-semester-credit courses (teaching reading in the elementary school) formed the two treatment groups. The results indicate that on the one hand the two groups did not differ on performance -- the computer group did not outperform the paper-and-pencil group. However, on the other hand, the use of the computerized assessment can be a valid, cost-effective replacement for the pencil-and-paper version.
Davis, J.C., Canney, G.F. & Kmitta, D. (2004). A Study of the Effectiveness of Using Computers to Assess the Phonic Knowledge of Pre-Service Teachers. Computers in the Schools, 20(4), 37-48.