The effects of repeated cooperative testing in an introductory statistics course


Book: 
American Educational Research Association
Authors: 
Giraud, G., & Enders, C.
Category: 
Year: 
1998
Place: 
San Diego, CA
Abstract: 

This presentation reports the results of a study concerned with the issue of cooperative testing. Cooperative testing is defined as small group discussion of test items on the day of the exam and it's been proposed as a logical extension of cooperative learning. The results of the study showed that: (1) students' attitudes toward cooperative testing became more positive after each test administration, (2) self-reported study time varied among students, (3) students' perceptions of freeloading increased across test administrations, (4) the cooperative testing sections appeared to experience slightly less test anxiety than did the traditional testing section, and (5) testing condition did not appear to affect retention of course material.

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