The Impact of Daily Extra Credit Quizzes on Exam Performance
Exam performance, psychology, testing
This study examined whether offering daily extra credit quizzes predicted exam performance in an advanced psychology course (n = 36). Results revealed that extra credit performance was a strong predictor of exam performance, above and beyond gender, college grade point average, and ACT scores. In addition, results suggested that nearly half of the students reported their primary motivation for completing extra credit was to earn extra points toward their grade. This research has important pedagogical implications in highlighting the use of daily extra credit quizzes as a practice that facilitates learning and directly affects exam performance.
Original Publication Citation
Padilla-Walker, L. M. (2006). The impact of daily extra credit quizzes on exam performance. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 236-239
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Padilla-Walker, Laura M., "The Impact of Daily Extra Credit Quizzes on Exam Performance" (2006). Faculty Publications. 4919.
Teaching of Psychology
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