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June 26, 2011
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Using No-Stakes Quizzing for Student Self-Evaluation of Readiness for ExamsAbstractIntroductory level materials and methods courses in Construction Management (CM) programsgenerally require students to acquire an enormous new vocabulary. This vocabulary includesterminology pertaining to the materials themselves, as well as terminology defining theconstruction processes using the materials. Courses such as these form a backbone of knowledgethat is necessary in nearly every other CM course, whether they are formal prerequisites or not.Students are often not prepared for the amount of self-directed studying they must do to besuccessful in this type of course, particularly as freshmen in college. To assist students in moreaccurately gauging their readiness for an exam, no-stakes (optional) quizzes were implementedwithin the Blackboard course management system in a freshman level CM materials andmethods course, giving students an opportunity to practice their new language with no grade-related consequences.This paper presents preliminary results of that effort and illustrates the effects of this no-stakes(optional) quizzing. Specifically, this paper evaluates (1) whether the quizzing helps students tobetter prepare for medium and high stakes exams; and (2) whether the quizzing increases themean exam scores compared to previous semesters with no quizzing.
Davis, K. A. (2011, June), Using No-Stakes Quizzing for Student Self-Evaluation of Readiness for Exams Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18693
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