ERIC Number: EJ773895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Academic Background and Course Involvement as Predictors of Exam Performance
Zamboanga, Byron L.; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Hardy, Sam A.; Thompson, Ross A.; Wang, Sherry C.
Teaching of Psychology, v34 n3 p158-162 2007
We examined how academic background and course involvement differentially predicted students' performance on lecture- and text-based exam questions (N = 114; 34% men; 76% freshmen). Results showed that academic background and course involvement predicted performance on lecture-based questions and overall exam performance, whereas academic background variables alone predicted performance on text-based questions. We discuss the pedagogical implications of the findings on course and test design.
Descriptors: Test Construction, Academic Achievement, Prediction, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience, Data Interpretation, Test Results, Educational Background
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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