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My philosophy on Quizzes and Exams:
I believe that quizzes and
exams are a
The Devil is in the Details! Exams and Quizzes are Details!
Chapter quizzes, unit exams, and/or comprehensive final exams provide the “theoretical construct” portion of the course. This is where you immerse your brain in the details of the research that has been conducted about the topics in the chapter. This is the “conceptual” part of the course! Most of this is based on the research the textbook authors did!
My expectation is that you will get very high grades on the quizzes because you have read the content and dug into it deeper with each attempt on each quiz.
How the Quizzes Work:
For each chapter quiz, I choose about 60-70 questions from the 150 or so that are available in the test bank for that chapter. Those questions comprise a “question set” from which the quiz questions are displayed when you take an attempt. This randomizes the questions so that each student who takes a quiz will likely not see the same questions as the next student. Likewise, the second attempt that you take of the same chapter quiz will likely give you a different set of 20-25 questions than you saw in your first attempt of the same quiz.
This accomplishes my goal of having you exposed to the content from that chapter in numerous ways on more than one occasion (AKA: LEARNING the content).
Scoring the Quizzes: In a perfect world, every question in the computerized test bank would be worded perfectly and the “correct” answer would be scored against your answer upon submission. As you know, it is an imperfect world, though, and the test bank almost always has errors.
While I know that a certain percentage of my students have expectations that exceed my ability to create perfection for the course, I have a “tried and true” system that works to overcome the errors in the test bank. It’s called “extra credit.” In every course, I provide numerous opportunities for students to bank some extra credit points. This serves the purpose of minimizing the small percentage of error in the test bank as well as gives you an opportunity to bring up a grade that may be on the edge at the end of the semester.
In no case, will the errors in the test bank significantly affect your final grade. You just have to trust me on this!
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