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A study of student performance in exams versus assignments


Lewis, R, A study of student performance in exams versus assignments, Capital Maths, 11-13 July 2017, Canberra, pp. 136. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Students frequently experience 'exam anxiety' in mathematical testing. Robert Lewis has been conducting research and collecting data for the last four years on student performance in maths exams, particularly analysing performance in assignment work compared to results in an exam. Preliminary results suggest that there is a statistically significant difference between assignment results and exam results. That is, students who perform well in assignments frequently fail the exam. Robert's research explores the reasons behind this and offers solution. This research would be of interest to educators in seeking to mitigate exam anxiety.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Mathematics education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Lewis, R (Mr Robert Lewis)
ID Code:122318
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-11-09
Last Modified:2017-11-29

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