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Feedback best practices support timely, high-quality feedback with application opportunity. Multiple attempts on assessments support learning gains. A learning management system can be used to automatically provide feedback for application on a future assessment attempt. Current research has not thoroughly investigated the student impacts or opinions on this combined strategy. In this study, students took a second attempt 46% of the time, scoring an average of 10.1% higher on their second attempt. More than 60% of students who failed their first attempt completed a second attempt. Students perceived the feedback as useful in preparing for their second attempt. Future research should include investigations of why some students do not make a second quiz attempt and in what ways feedback is used (or not). This study demonstrates the effectiveness of this feedforward with multiple attempts strategy in multiple introductory science courses taught fully online.

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Journal of College Science Teaching


National Science Teaching Association

Faulconer JCST July Aug 2022.pdf (250 kB)
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