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ERIC Number: EJ1062766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1874-8597
Exploring the Impact of Cumulative Testing on Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students in Spain
Domenech, Josep; Blazquez, Desamparados; de la Poza, Elena; Mun?oz-Miquel, Ana
Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, v27 n2 p153-169 May 2015
Frequent testing provides opportunities for students to receive regular feedback and to increase their motivation. It also provides the instructor with valuable information on how course progresses, thus making it possible to solve the problems encountered before it is too late. Frequent tests with noncumulative contents have been widely analysed in the literature with inconclusive results. However, cumulative testing methods have hardly been reported in higher education courses. This paper analyses the effect of applying an assessment method based on frequent and cumulative tests on student performance. Our results show that, when applied to a microeconomics course, students who were assessed by a frequent, cumulative testing approach largely outperformed those assessed with a single final exam.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain