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ERIC Number: EJ1092133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
The Ticket to Retention: A Classroom Assessment Technique Designed to Improve Student Learning
Divoll, Kent A.; Browning, Sandra T.; Vesey, Winona M.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v12 n2 p45-64 2012
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) or other closure activities are widely promoted for use in college classrooms. However, research on whether CATs improve student learning are mixed. The authors posit that the results are mixed because CATs were designed to "help teachers find out what students are learning in the classroom and how well students are learning it" (Anglo & Cross, 1993, p.4) rather than to help students learn the material. Thus, in order for CATs to be effective for helping students learn, they should be redesigned to focus on student retention of concepts. The Ticket to Retention 2 (TtR2) is designed to do just that.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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