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Table 2 A summary of response time thresholds in the MCBS

From: Using response time to investigate students' test-taking behaviors in a NAEP computer-based study

Stage Block Number of total/MC items Number of items for each RT threshold
VITP Normative Threshold
5 sec 10 sec 20 sec NA 1-5sec 6-9 sec 10 sec
Stage 1 Router 1 17/17 0 10 5 2 3 9 5
Router 2 17/17 0 14 3 0 5 9 3
Stage 2 Easy 16/14 1 7 3 3 6 8 2
Medium 16/13 1 6 3 3 6 5 5
Hard 16/13 0 7 4 2 5 7 4
  1. Note: RT thresholds were only defined for the multiple-choice (MC) items in the VITP approach.