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ERIC Number: EJ797152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Assessing Learning Outcomes in Quantitative Courses: Using Embedded Questions for Direct Assessment
Price, Barbara A.; Randall, Cindy H.
Journal of Education for Business, v83 n5 p288-294 May-Jun 2008
Researchers can evaluate learning by using direct and indirect assessment. Although there are various ways to apply these approaches, two common techniques are pretests and posttests (direct assessment), in which students demonstrate mastery of topics or skills, and the use of knowledge surveys (indirect assessment). The present authors used these two techniques to demonstrate that student knowledge of course material increased significantly during the semester. Furthermore, the authors demonstrated that the indirect knowledge survey of perceived knowledge did not correlate with actual knowledge. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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