The Impact of Challenge Quizzes on Student Knowledge
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AbstractWe evaluate the efficacy of a blended formative/summative assessment tool developed to support mastery learning by students without placing undue burden on instructors. Our innovation provides students with an opportunity to take a more difficult "challenge" quiz to demonstrate their command of the material and improve their grade on regular in-class quizzes. The structure of these quizzes motivates students to modify study behaviors (formative component) and take responsibility for knowledge acquisition (summative component). This mastery-based testing approach serves to bring the student's objective of a quality grade in line with the instructor's objective of quality learning.
CitationMcGoldrick, KimMarie, and Peter W. Schuhmann. 2016. "The Impact of Challenge Quizzes on Student Knowledge." American Economic Review, 106 (5): 373-77. DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161056
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