«Assessment That Promotes Learning John P. Lowe The teacher in an elementary school class is understood to have the capability of evaluating all of the ...»
Consider the following possible factors as well as any others appropriate to your case: inadequate background knowledge, inadequate understanding of concepts, misinterpretation of questions on the exam, poor mental condition due to physical or emotional stress.
Preparation for This Exam: Analyze your readiness of this exam. Consider whether you spent adequate time learning the material and whether that time was spread out wisely. Consider Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence Penn State 301 Rider Building University Park, PA 16802 www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu whether you were studying effectively, achieving understanding rather than just going through the motions. Consider whether you went to office hours or spoke to other students for help.
Preparation for Next Exam: Indicate what you plan to do differently in order to do better on the next exam.
Second Exam Follow-Up I am handing out this second questionnaire because I would like to learn whether the questionnaire that you filled out after the first exam was helpful to you. If you turned in the first questionnaire earlier and you turn in this follow-up questionnaire by Wednesday, I will drop your two lowest quiz scores when computing your average.
Section (1 or 2): _______ Enter below your score on the first midterm, your score on the second midterm, and the differences (e.g., +10 if your second exam was 10 points higher, -15 if 15 points lower.) 1st Exam: ______ 2nd Exam: _______ Difference: ______ If your first score was at least 70: Analyze your performance on the second exam. (Was your score about what you expected? If your second score was appreciably higher or lower than your first score, what do you think caused the change?) If your score rose from below 70 to above 70: Analyze why your score improved on the second exam. (Did you make the changes in the way you prepared for the second exam that you said you would on the first questionnaire?
If not, why did you decide not to? If so, how much did the changes help you? Did you make any other changes?) If both your scores were below 70: Analyze why your second exam score remained below 70.
(Did you make the changes in the way you prepared for the second exam that you said you would on the first questionnaire? If not, why did you decide not to? If so, why do you think that the changes did not help you as much as you hoped? Did you make any other changes?)