Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1991

Journal or Book Title

NACTA Journal

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

38

Last Page

41

Abstract

A number of different instruments are typically used by instructors to assess an undergraduate student's level of understanding of course subject matter and, ultimately, to assign each student a course grade. While homework assignments, quizzes, term papers, group projects, class participation and oral reports are all commonly used, generally, a major part of a student's course grade is based on classroom performance on exams. Many instructors assume or like to believe that the major, if not the only. determinant of student scores on exams is student knowledge and understanding of the material. However, Marotz and Young (1988) suggest that "exam taking ability" measured, in part, by the amount of time spent taking the exam may also be an important factor that affects student grades.

Comments

This article is from NACTA Journal 35 (1991): 38. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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