In-Class Incentives That Encourage Students to Take Concept Assessments Seriouslyby: Michelle Smith, Katie Thomas, and Maitreya Dunham

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This article explores whether administering a posttest on the final exam differs from administering it on the last day of class with extra final exam points for scoring 100% on the posttest as an incentive.

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  • on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:33 AM

The authors examined if a small incentive (points added to the final) could impact student attitude towards a post-test. They found that such an incentive does increase student motivation for performing well on post tests. Instructors who utilize pre/post tests to assess student growth will find this article useful, especially the methods section which can be modified to suit their individual classes.

Patricia  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia (Pottstown, PA)

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