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pre·test

 (prē′tĕst′)
n.
1.
a. A preliminary test administered to determine a student's baseline knowledge or preparedness for an educational experience or course of study.
b. A test taken for practice.
2. The advance testing of something, such as a questionnaire, product, or idea.
tr. & intr.v. (prē-tĕst′) pre·test·ed, pre·test·ing, pre·tests
To subject to or conduct a pretest.
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pretest

(priːˈtɛst)
vb (tr)
to test (something) before presenting it to its intended public or client
n
the act or instance of pretesting
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pre•test

(n. ˈpriˌtɛst; v. priˈtɛst)

n.
1. an advance or preliminary testing or trial, as of a new product.
2. a test given to determine if students are sufficiently prepared to begin a new course of study.
3. a test taken for practice.
v.t.
4. to give a pretest to.
v.i.
5. to conduct a pretest.
[1945–50]
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pretest


Past participle: pretested
Gerund: pretesting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pretesting
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would pretest
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Past Conditional
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Pretesting with multiple choice questions facilitates learning.
Pretesting may have had a sensitizing effect in the form of differential reactions to the pretest or a practice effect in advance of the posttest.
The PSQI of the treatment group was not different from the control group prior to pretesting (P = 0.64).
This cycle of pretesting, treatment, and posttesting was repeated through each of the study units.
Other factors, including effort (Eskew & Faley, 1988) and pretesting of prior knowledge (Grover et al., 2010) have also been found to effectively predict student performance.
During the 2nd (pretest 1) and 3rd (pretest 2) visits, the subjects completed pretesting which included maximal unilateral isometric and concentric isokinetic forearm flexion (non-dominant arm) muscle actions at MVIC, 60, 180, and 300[degrees] x [s.sup.-1].
This strategy for pretesting questions is common practice in high-stakes testing.
It was decided to start the search from 1980, as the pivotal development leading to a role for cognitive methods in pretesting did not come until the CASM conferences at the beginning of the 1980s (Jabine et al., 1984).
The 36-hour training program had six components: (a) pretesting with the SCS and RCQ and introduction of the model, (b) exploring stage training, (e) understanding stage training, (d) acting stage training, (e) training for all three stages, and (f) posttesting with the SCS and RCQ and reporting of scores.
Following pretesting, students in both groups were taught by the researcher, at the rate of one session per week.
In the intervention group, pretesting was conducted one week prior to presentation of the curriculum.