MultiTex - Transfer
Process-based assessment of multiple documents comprehension
(Multiple Documents Literacy)
In the project MultiTex-Transfer, the computer-based test to assess the competence of text comprehension with multiple documents (Multiple Document Comprehension, MDC), which was developed in an earlier project phase (KoKoHs project MultiTex), is to be implemented for students of the humanities and social sciences in the introductory phase. We will research how to optimally implement the instrument for ensuring practicability and the promotion of MDC ability. Special attention will be paid to the type of feedback. With regard to practicability, optimal arrangements will to be discussed with students, those responsible for study advice and teachers in introductory courses. Specifically, students will be given the opportunity to take the MDC test as a self-assessment at the start of their studies. Then, the students will have the chance to work with self-study material to improve their skills.
Therefore, the present project is to investigate which conditions with regard to feedback and practical implementation are necessary to promote the sustainable use of the MDC test. Furthermore, it is another goal of the present project to support an optimal perceived usefulness and acceptance of the test among students and teachers as well as an ideal development of the MDC ability of students during their first semester.
The aims of the present project can be summarized as follows:
- Making the MDC test available as a means for self-assessment or for use in university introductory courses
- Identification of optimal arrangement for the use of the MDC test with regard to feedback
- Development of a concept with students, teachers and student advisors for the further and sustainable use of the test.
August 2021: MultiTex-Transfer at the EARLI conference - see Conference contributions
June 2021: The new paper “Readers’ perceived task demands and their relation to multiple document comprehension strategies and outcome” has been published - see Publications and on the homepage of the chair of Empirical Educational Research
March 2020: KoKoHS book on all projects has been published, including an overview over our project - see Publications