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Cumulative assessment: strategic choices to influence students’ study effort

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, December 2013
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Title
Cumulative assessment: strategic choices to influence students’ study effort
Published in
BMC Medical Education, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-13-172
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Authors

Wouter Kerdijk, René A Tio, B Florentine Mulder, Janke Cohen-Schotanus

Abstract

It has been asserted that assessment can and should be used to drive students' learning. In the current study, we present a cumulative assessment program in which test planning, repeated testing and compensation are combined in order to influence study effort. The program is aimed at helping initially low-scoring students improve their performance during a module, without impairing initially high-scoring students' performance. We used performance as a proxy for study effort and investigated whether the program worked as intended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Thailand 1 6%
Netherlands 1 6%
Unknown 16 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 22%
Lecturer 3 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Researcher 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 6 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 17%
Arts and Humanities 1 6%
Computer Science 1 6%
Other 2 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 February 2014.
All research outputs
#7,480,246
of 12,409,138 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#1,129
of 1,732 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#111,733
of 229,433 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#98
of 140 outputs
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