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pretest

  1. a trial launch of a product to a sample group of consumers to test the product's operational efficiency and consumer acceptability. See NEW-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
  2. see ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS TEST.
  3. see QUALITY CONTROL.
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This response was also seen with two more studies stating that pretests with MCQs enhance learning.
By using the multiple samples and comparisons among the various pretests and posttests, we were able to isolate the effects of two different media that instructors have available to them.
The students were assessed using identical pretests and posttests; students did not receive feedback on their performance on the pretests before taking the posttests.
Systematically analyzing candidates' responses on pretests, homework assignments, and post-tests has deepened our understanding of topics that are challenging for our candidates to understand.
The idea of retrospective pretests was introduced by Howard and his associates in 1979 (Howard, Ralph, Gulanick, Maxwell, Nance, & Gerber, 1979).
For example, documents that included pretests in the context of experimental design (design, pretest, post-test), pretests not relating to surveys and pretests referring to the psychometric analysis of items were excluded.
This represents a 64% follow-up rate based on 296 pretests.
Student responses to the project's pretest and posttest instrument were analyzed to examine if there was a significant difference between the mean pretest and posttest scores for student dispositions toward, and knowledge of, economic and entrepreneurial content.
The pretest and posttest measures for critical thinking were examined for normality by using skewness and kurtosis coefficients (z-tests of greater or less than 1.
During the class period that immediately followed the pretesting session, the instructor provided participants with the results of the pretests.