ERIC Number: ED188649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
RSVP Basic Math Lab: MAT 1992.
During Spring and Summer 1978, the basic mathematics lab course offered at Miami-Dade Community College began to use the college's Response System with Variable Prescriptions (RSVP) to assist in individualizing instruction and record-keeping. The RSVP computer software package permits the maintenance of a record on each student, which includes name, address, personal attributes, students' responses to a "survey" or exam, the number of exams and assignments turned in by students, and the number and kinds of responses received by students. It can also print feedback reports to students, informing them of their test scores and prodding negligent students. Additionally, RSVP provides instructors with reports on student performance and collective class data. This report, illustrating the use of RSVP in the basic mathematics lab, provides a course description and sample feedback reports for a student who achieved a passing score on a fractions exam, a perfect score on a decimals exam, and a failing score on a fractions exam. For each test item, the feedback report identifies the particular skill being tested, tells how well the student performed, and, if the item was solved incorrectly, assigns a set of personalized exercises focusing on that skill. In addition to a class roster summarizing exam scores, the report provides reflections by the instructor after her first experience with RSVP. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.