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ERIC Number: EJ1134654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Using Reading Guides and On-Line Quizzes to Improve Reading Compliance and Quiz Scores
Maurer, Trent W.; Longfield, Judith
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v9 n1 Article 6 Jan 2015
This study compared students' daily in-class reading quiz scores in an introductory Child Development course across five conditions: control, reading guide only, reading guide and on-line practice quiz, reading guide and on-line graded quiz, and reading guide and both types of on-line quizzes. At the beginning of class, students completed a 5-item quiz over the assigned readings. With the exception of the control section, all students had access to an instructor-designed reading guide for each of the 20 assigned readings. Results revealed that reading guides significantly increased student learning as demonstrated by increased scores on the in-class reading quizzes, with marginal additional gains when practice quizzes were also utilized. The addition of online graded quizzes resulted in lower scores on in-class quizzes. Results held even after multiple subsidiary analyses controlling for time spent studying. These findings suggest that reading guides may be a valuable study aid for improving student learning.
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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: Georgia
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