Math test book, 1913
Math test book, 1913

Using Quizzes with Students


Using Quizzes to Measure Teaching Effectiveness from Education World

Do Quizzes Improve Learning? A Look at the Evidence, Faculty Focus (February 1, 2017). In general at the college level:
  • Students reported they spent more time reading and more time studying between tests, and that they were more motivated to come to class prepared when the course included quizzes.
  • Quizzes also increased student participation, lowered failure rates, improved exam scores, resulted in better overall course grades, and did not lower course evaluations

Bill Belichick is Professor-Like with Pop Quizzes, ESPN, September 23,, 2015

Daily Online Testing in Large Classes: Boosting College Performance While Reducing Achievement Gaps, PLOS (Public Library of Science, November 2013.

Regular Lecture Quizzes Scores as Predictors of Final Exam Performance, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013

Navigation of Computer-Based Tests Matters for Young Students, Study Finds (April 30, 2017)
  • Elementary and middle-school students may perform better on computer-based tests if they are able to revisit questions they previously skipped or answered

book.pngCheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty. James M. Lang, Harvard University Press, 2013

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Bloom's Taxonomy


Overview of Bloom's Taxonomy from Vanderbilt University

Image from Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching
Image from Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

Making Video Quizzes

7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos

Embedding Quizzes and Other Interactivity in Video from University of California Davis

8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class

Introduction to Quizzing from Camtasia


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Online Quizzes to Use with Students


  • Quizzes from the National Women's History Project