Using Test Results to Enhance Learning


This video highlights research results showing that students’ test marks are correlated with how well they do on the final exam. Our research ( shows that students’ marks for a quiz that they took on the third class of a 12 class semester was predictive of how they scored on the final cumulative exam. The implications of this research include a low-cost, practical means of identifying students who could benefit most from additional academic support and resources to help enhance their learning achievement in a course. Another implication is that it is important for students to adopt effective study habits and learning strategies from the beginning of a course, and that if a specific study technique doesn’t work for them (demonstrated by a test mark that they are not happy with) they should try alternative study techniques.

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