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ERIC Number: EJ890708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Knowledge Surveys: Students Ability to Self-Assess
Clauss, Jon; Geedey, Kevin
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v10 n2 p14-24 Jun 2010
Active learning theory indicates the importance of helping students take control of their learning, monitor their understanding, and assess learning strategies. Knowledge surveys are intended to improve a student's ability to self-assess and cover the content and the full range of cognitive levels of a course. We explore an interdisciplinary data set of knowledge surveys and exams, asking whether student's ability to self-assess differs at different cognitive (Bloom) levels. Although self assessment accuracy was strongly related to the Bloom level of exam questions, this dependence was not simple. Students had the most difficulty self-assessing at intermediate Bloom levels. (Contains 3 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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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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