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ERIC Number: EJ825426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Mastery Quizzing as a Signaling Device to Cue Attention to Lecture Material
Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Mahon, Katie
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n1 p29-32 Jan 2009
A mastery quiz is a miniquiz given at the start and end of a lecture period used to signal key lecture concepts. It also provides an incentive for focused attention and regular and punctual attendance. Students earn points toward their final grades for submitting correct responses at either or both testings. Introductory psychology students showed significant improvement in knowledge of mastery quiz content as assessed by pre-post lecture comparisons. Credits earned on mastery quizzes also predicted performance on course examination questions measuring signaled concepts and other concepts from lectures on days that mastery quizzes were administered. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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