Title

The Impact of Daily Extra Credit Quizzes on Exam Performance

Keywords

Exam performance, psychology, testing

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2006-10-01

Publisher

Teaching of Psychology

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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