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Carefully designed multiple choice tests can help teachers to quickly determine what students don't understand

Betts, Julian R., Hahn, Youjin and Zau, Andrew C. (2018) Carefully designed multiple choice tests can help teachers to quickly determine what students don't understand. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Over the last 20 years, US schools have widely adopted annual student testing, a move which many researchers believe may have been of little benefit to students' educational outcomes. Julian R. Betts, Youjin Hahn and Andrew C. Zau examine the impact of a different type of mathematics testing - one which is aimed at determining students' strengths and weaknesses in math. They find that since 2000 the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project in California’s second largest school district has increased student’s state test score by up to 4 percentage points. They attribute these increases to the detailed information and insights into student performance the tests provide compared to more traditional examinations.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 13:47
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88530

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