Quizzes are helpful, especially in large classes, because they’re easy to grade and can motivate some students to do their pre-assigned reading.
The problem with quizzes is they assess “reading and regurgitating” skills more than entrepreneurial skills.
Quizzes also create a cat-and-mouse game where students can share answers online, forcing you to constantly update the quiz questions.
On the other hand, reflection assignments are great at assessing skills and mindset development – they just traditionally take longer to grade.
Reflective Quizzes: Build Skills (with less grading)
We’ve been developing a new type of quiz for our ExEC Big Intro curriculum that:
- Is as fast to grade as a normal quiz
- Incentivizes students to come to class prepared
- Uses open-ended questions and reflective prompts to assess student skills and mindset development
Here’s a demo:
Grading Shouldn’t Be Exhausting
Assessments in experiential courses can be as formative for students as the exercises themselves!
So if assessment is one of your least favorite parts of teaching, there are a couple things that may help:
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