Quick Marginal Gains – Number 2

By Corinne Gough


When doing a short (say 20minute, 10 questions) test to check on understanding of a recently taught topic, I sometimes produce double the number of questions (20) and get half the class to do the odd numbers and half the even numbers.

This has three advantages:
1) They can’t copy from the person next to them in class
2) The marking has more variety (12 of each, instead of 24 all the same)
3) The students can do the other questions as a follow up to the test.


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