Assessment Approaches and Cognitive Styles

Chin‐hsieh ‐h Lu, Hoi K. Suen

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The outcomes on multiple‐choice tests and performance‐based assessments for field‐independent and field‐dependent students were examined. A substantial interaction between cognitive style and assessment approach was found. Results suggested that performance‐based assessment tended to favor field‐independent subjects. Dependent on the purpose and intended use of assessment, this finding may raise concerns for validity based on either fairness or curriculum relevance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Educational Measurement
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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