Session Type

Presentation

Start Date

6-7-2011 10:15 AM

Keywords

feedback, assessment, multiple choice, large enrollment classes

Primary Threads

Evaluation of Learning

Abstract

Students are often discouraged by standard multiple choice tests because they do not provide the opportunity for part marks. In addition, research indicates that students do not learn from mistakes made during multiple choice tests, in part owing to the delay between completing the test and receiving feedback. An excellent alternative to using standard multiple choice tests with scantron answer sheets is the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) which utilizes an answer-until-correct format. The IF-AT provides students with immediate feedback and allows for the assignment of part marks. This assessment technique was used for the midterm test and final exam of a large enrollment (>200) introductory organic chemistry course. The effect of the IF-AT on course grades and student learning, and student reaction to the IF-AT will be described.


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Jul 6th, 10:15 AM

The Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) in a Large Enrollment Introductory Organic Chemistry Course

Students are often discouraged by standard multiple choice tests because they do not provide the opportunity for part marks. In addition, research indicates that students do not learn from mistakes made during multiple choice tests, in part owing to the delay between completing the test and receiving feedback. An excellent alternative to using standard multiple choice tests with scantron answer sheets is the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) which utilizes an answer-until-correct format. The IF-AT provides students with immediate feedback and allows for the assignment of part marks. This assessment technique was used for the midterm test and final exam of a large enrollment (>200) introductory organic chemistry course. The effect of the IF-AT on course grades and student learning, and student reaction to the IF-AT will be described.