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ERIC Number: EJ781181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Assess as You Go: The Effect of Continuous Assessment on Student Learning during a Short Course in Archaeology
Isaksson, Sven
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v33 n1 p1-7 Feb 2008
A continuous classroom assessment technique, "Five-minute" essays, was applied during a short course called "Scientific Methods in Archaeology--Applications and Problems", given at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. There was a strong positive and statistically significant correlation between the grades obtained by the students and time into the course. The results showed no significant difference based on gender but there might be a gender-based difference in approach. The "Five-minute" essay was generally appreciated by the students even though some found it stressful. There was no significant difference in this appreciation based on gender. Several advantages of this assessment procedure in comparison with the more traditional final exam are presented. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden