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Student choice of assessment in an individualized mathematics course


Watson, JM, Student choice of assessment in an individualized mathematics course, PLET: Programmed Learning & Educational Technology, 21, (1) pp. 34-39. ISSN 0951-0907 (1984) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1984 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1355800840210105


This paper describes an individualized tertiary Mathematics course in which students were given a consider­able degree of choice in terms of assessment. Covariates were measured at the same time as the choice was made and the relationship of these to the choice made was studied. Student progress through the course was monitored, as was student reaction to the course and long-term retention of the concepts taught. The relationship of these to choice of assess­ment and other covariates was considered. It was concluded that students generally chose appropriately to their abilities and achieved accordingly. In addition, students had little hesitation in deserting the end-of-course examination for continuous assessment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:student choice of assessment, individualized mathematics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Education assessment and evaluation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
ID Code:137664
Year Published:1984
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2020-02-26
Last Modified:2020-05-22

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