P483: Exam frequency in a high enrollment general chemistry course

Author: Steve Kroner, The Ohio State University, USA

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Date: 8/5/14

Time: 10:35 AM10:55 AM

Room: LOH 174

Related Symposium: S42

A first semester general chemistry course at The Ohio State University was recently offered with five midterm exams instead of the usual three midterms. In the hopes of providing a natural incentive to stay more caught up with the material, midterms were given every two weeks intervals instead of the more usual four week interval. Preliminary results from a class of about 175 students showed higher final exam scores and lower DFW rates in comparison to similar past classes. Plans for a more thorough case study, as well some logistical considerations for extension into large departments will be shared.