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Time: Friend or Foe?


The present research was conducted in order to determine whether timing a test (such as on the ACT) causes a decrease in accuracy compared to the same test given without any time limit. Participants were given two equivalent tests (Test A & Test B), one timed and the other not timed, in the four ways: 1) test A first with test B timed, 2) test A first with test A timed, 3) test B first with test A timed, and 4) test B first with test B timed. The time allowed for the timed test was eight minutes and fifteen seconds (see Appendix A). The results revealed that there was no statistical difference between scores on the timed and untimed tests

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