Presentation Title

Fostering Learning in a Majors-Level Biology Course with Self-Correction of Exam Questions

Presenter Information

Robert ZdorFollow

Location

Bell Hall, Rm 181

Start Date

29-3-2018 12:55 PM

End Date

29-3-2018 1:20 PM

Type of Presentation

25 minute Best Practices Session Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

This paper reports initial results from a study encouraging student engagement in learning by the implementation of a self-correction exam question policy in a majors-level biology course primarily taken by freshman-level students. Students were given the opportunity to resubmit answers to 10% of the multiple-choice style questions from the sectional tests for the class. Over the course of the semester, an average of 45% of the students participated in the self-correction opportunity with the majority of students earning a net gain in points from the resubmission. The average test score after resubmission was 0.4% higher than before resubmission.

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Mar 29th, 12:55 PM Mar 29th, 1:20 PM

Fostering Learning in a Majors-Level Biology Course with Self-Correction of Exam Questions

Bell Hall, Rm 181

This paper reports initial results from a study encouraging student engagement in learning by the implementation of a self-correction exam question policy in a majors-level biology course primarily taken by freshman-level students. Students were given the opportunity to resubmit answers to 10% of the multiple-choice style questions from the sectional tests for the class. Over the course of the semester, an average of 45% of the students participated in the self-correction opportunity with the majority of students earning a net gain in points from the resubmission. The average test score after resubmission was 0.4% higher than before resubmission.