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COMPUTER BASED TEST IN MODERN ERA FOR STUDENTS AT
MITRADHARMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Urip Ripana
IKIP Siliwangi Cimahi, Indonesia
E-mail: Uripripana9999@gmail.com
Received:
December 26
th
2021
Revised:
January 07
th
2022
Approved:
January 10
th
2022
Abstract
Test is an assessment tool in written form to record or
observe student achievement in line with the assessment
target (Jacobs & Chase, 1992; Alwasilah, 1996). The
answers expected in the test according to Sudjana and
Ibrahim (2001) can be written, verbal, or deed. However ,
the media for the test also affects students ' success in the
test . The test activities used in various schools are still
conventional, namely only with paper media which has
some weaknesses in the process, although in the current
era it will be easier and more efficient if the test activities
are computer-based or we call CBT (Computer Based
Test). Computer Based Test is an exam that is done on a
computer so it does not require paper, pen or pencil to
answer the questions. According to (S. Al-Amri, 2008: 22-
44) Currently, the use of computer-based testing is quite
widespread in the corporate world. Therefore CBT (
Computer Based Test ) is the best option in mid test and
final exam . This research focused the test on computer
media and then the researcher get the results with PBT to
know the effectiveness. The writer used approaching
method. The data of the research contain 143 participants
including 133 students and 10 teachers who use the test
with computers media. The results of research have given
writer found if those students are interested in CBT other
than FBT because it’s easier and it can be solve on time.
Beside the data of students the writer have others data from
teachers who agree if CBT is acceptable and help teachers
to check the results of the test.
Keywords: Computer, Modern, Student
Introduction
CBT is a learning and assessment method using a computer. In the assessment of
learning outcomes, the questions are presented through a computer and it is possible that
each examinee gets a different question (Jeong, 2014). Participants only need to select an
answer using the cursor. So CBT does not require a pencil or pen (Stallard, 2019). In
addition, it also does not require sheets of paper because the question and answer pages
are already on the computer. Just click-click (Carnaghan, Edmonds, Lechner, & Olds,
2011). This is what distinguishes CBT with PBT (Paper Based Test). The CBT system
makes it easy for participants because participants only need to move the cursor to select
an answer or click on the answer page to write an essay answer (Angsuwatanakul et al.,
2021). Meanwhile, PBT paperwork is prone to damage and dirt. CBT is relevant in this
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era because students need the best facility to support the learning process and test activity
(Rossiana, 2015). The implementing of CBT to support the weakness of conventional test
that have many weakness and it’s hard to check by teachers because it needs time to get
the results of the test.
Test is an assessment tool in written form to record or observe student achievement
in line with the assessment target (Marzano & Toth, 2013). The answers expected in the
test according to Sudjana and Ibrahim (2001) can be in writing, verbally, or in action.
However, the media for the test also affects students ' success in the test (Basri &
Syamsia, 2020). However, the media for the test also affects students ' success in the test
The test activities used in various schools are still conventional including Mitradharma
senior high school, namely only with paper media which has some weaknesses in the
process, although in the current era it will be easier and more efficient if the test activities
are computer-based or we call it computer based test.
Test using computer media is a learning and assessment method using a computer
(Tawafak, Romli, bin Abdullah Arshah, & Almaroof, 2018). In the assessment of learning
outcomes, the questions are presented through a computer and it is possible that each
examinee gets a different question (Chi & Wylie, 2014). Participants only need to select
an answer using the cursor. So CBT does not require a pencil or pen. In addition, it also
does not require sheets of paper because the question and answer pages are already on the
computer. Just click-click. This is what distinguishes CBT with PBT (Paper Based Test)
(Krebs, 2019). The CBT system makes it easy for participants because participants only
need to move the cursor to select an answer or click on the answer page to write an essay
answer. Meanwhile, PBT paperwork is prone to damage and dirt.
Based on the explanation above the test using computer is a solution and be
alternative test activity because CBT is an exam that is done on a computer so it does not
require paper, pen or pencil to answer the questions. All written questions and answer
sheets are also provided on the computer so that we only need to click on the correct or
incorrect answers or just type when answering essay questions (Antol et al.,
2015). Computer Based Test is widely implemented in various fields such as education
and in the world of work. In the field of education, it is usually used to determine what is
the highest score for a student or student in mastering one subject or course (Taslim,
Asrifan, Chen, & Nurdania, 2019). While in the world of work, Computer Based Testing
is used to determine the basic abilities of a job applicant so as to make it easier for the
HRD part to work selecting prospective employees.
Research Methodology
This research used approaching method, where the writer went to Mitradharma
senior high school and doing observation and then interview based on the test using
computer media. The writer also participate to the test activity to know respond students
for the test that different other than using paper (Alsaleem, 2013). The results of test and
timing of test be a reference to know the effectiveness of the test.
Results And Discussion
The writer take the data based on approach process to students at Mitradharma for
two months when the writer conducting practice at Mitradharma senior high school. The
data based on my observation and interview to students showed the data based on table 4
bellow: