Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Teaching Pt. 12

Another benefit of using scantron grading along with item analysis is that an instructor can compile the results of past classes to get a more accurate view of the strengths and weaknesses of most students and more importantly how understanding and mastery of the material develops through the year.

The instructor can determine the rate of score increase for the average student and look for correlations with specific dates, teaching methodologies, and other factors. This approach will allow the instructor to determine which factors play the biggest role in increasing the score of the students.

In addition temporal test score analysis may help in developing more effective academic calendars and will reveal which subjects require more time and which require less time and more importantly will reveal exactly HOW much time is required for each subject area. The analysis may also reveal where the students begin to lag or stagnate and gives the instructor the opportunity to discover why.

John G.


Anonymous Jess said...

Thanks for creating this blog. :) I learned a lot by looking at your earlier posts... about taking exams and where I should go to grad school. I'm a math major and a tutor at my school.

January 23, 2009 at 3:39 AM  

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