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Paper: The Effectiveness of Immediate Feedback in Quizzes and Exams
Volume: 531, ASP2020: Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement
Page: 272
Authors: Lee, T.
Abstract: I describe how I use immediate feedback in quizzes and exams and discuss its effectiveness. Over the years, I have tried different ways to assess my students in our Astronomy of the Solar System course. These assessments have evolved from higher-stakes exams to more frequent quizzes. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was giving students quizzes that included an individual round and a group round using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT). This became impossible when all classes were moved online in March 2020. To preserve immediate feedback for students, I decided to use Expert TA to adminster online exams. The student performance does not show significant differences between exams given with IF-AT before March 2020 and with Expert TA afterward, indicating that both systems work similarly. However, students may not retain the knowledge very long. To address this issue, I am trying a new strategy to increase student interaction and deepen learning. This method shows promise, although the results are not yet complete.
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