Factors Influencing Performance: Examples

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

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Which of the following is a magnifier of test anxiety and cautiousness?

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1. Which of the following statements about test anxiety is FALSE?

2. True motivation is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many factors can influence how well test takers perform on assessments, including anxiety, motivation, and group experiences. Understanding these factors can help you address them, whether you are taking a test or administering one. Use this quiz and worksheet to see how much you've learned about the different factors that can influence performance on tests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on vocabulary such as:

  • Test anxiety
  • A word that means true motivation
  • Phrase related to an influence on individuals growing up during the Great Depression
  • Terminal drop

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as test anxiety and terminal drop
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about a magnifier of test anxiety and cautiousness
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information regarding personality factors and the environment that may affect test performance

Additional Learning

To learn more about factors that influence test performance, review the following lesson. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define performance inhibitors
  • Know what test anxiety is and how to manage it
  • Understand how cautiousness affects scores
  • Recognize the role of motivation in performance
  • Differentiate between controllable inhibitors and uncontrollable inhibitors
  • Define and understand the role of cohort effect, educational effect, cognitive reserve and terminal drop in regard to test performance
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