An analysis of background-color effects on the scores of a computer-based English test

Atsuko K. Yamazaki

研究成果: Conference contribution

13 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

The effects of background colors on the scores of a computer-based English test were analyzed. Eight combinations of black text and a background color were chosen to examine if test takers' scores differed, depending on the characteristics of a background color. Two hundred and forty six Japanese college students participated in the experiment. A computer-based test (CBT) that resembles the TOEIC® Test was used and the subjects, divided into eight groups, answered the same questions displayed on a background of eight different colors. The results showed that the subjects who took the test with light blue and blue background scored the highest and the second highest. Although many CBTs use the combination of a white background and black text, this combination was ranked the second worst. The results indicate that colors with higher values both in luminance and in brightness can cause lower performance, and test taker's color preference does not affect his performance.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルKnowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 14th International Conference, KES 2010, Proceedings
ページ630-636
ページ数7
PART 2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 11 23
イベント14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2010 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
継続期間: 2010 9 82010 9 10

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
番号PART 2
6277 LNAI
ISSN(印刷版)0302-9743
ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2010
国/地域United Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period10/9/810/9/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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