As I explained towards the end of my latest post, Measures of Math Lab Learning Outcomes, students in my math lab course were provided the answers to their spring final exam the day before their final. There were several reasons for my doing so, which I detail in the post.
I also speculated that a student’s score on the final exam did not measure their learning as much as it measured the contribution of their short-term memory, at least in certain cases.
The data series titled “Spring Final Exam” is shown with blue circles in the following figure. This data series reflects student scores on the final exam on a correct versus incorrect basis; that is, whether a student chose the correct multiple choice response irrespective of whether they knew it was correct or not.
The adjusted final exam scores, titled “Adjusted Spring FE,” is…
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