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Smiley, Whitney; Anderson, Robin – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2011
Motivational theory is often used to develop strategies for boosting student effort on assessments, particularly in low stakes situations. Increasing students' cognitive engagement on such assessments may also impact student effort. However, before such interventions can be evaluated, a sound measure of cognitive engagement must be identified.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals)