ERIC Number: ED466957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
A Microscopic Look at Assessment: Dropping a Lowest Test Score versus Allowing a Retake Test.
AURCO Mathematics Journal, v1 2000
This paper describes various methods of calculating final grades for mathematics courses. Specifically, a comparison between dropping the lowest test score from the semester and allowing a retake of one test for an improved grade is made. It is concluded that a retake test policy is preferable to a dropped test policy because students must work to improve their grades; student final exam performance was higher with retakes; and students supported the retake policy in written comments. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Regional Campus Mathematics Conference (Canton, OH, May 19-21, 1999). AURCO stands for Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio.