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Exploring the relationship between exam performance and student participation/engagement in introductory mechanics
written by Andrew S. Hirsch, Mark P. Haugan, Rebecca S. Lindell, and Andrew Gavrin
We have examined the relationship between exam performance and participation in the lecture, recitation, laboratory and online homework components of large enrollment introductory mechanics courses populated mainly by first-year engineering students, one very large (1600 students) on a residential campus and one smaller (150 students) on a commuter campus. In both, we find a strong correlation between exam performance and recitation attendance tracked by clicker questions that begin and end each recitation session. This is encouraging since the recitations are designed to engage students in active learning by solving multipart problems that highlight essential concepts. We also find correlations between exam performance and student engagement in the lecture, laboratory and online homework components of these courses. We argue that the nature of the latter correlation offers an opportunity for action to improve course DFW rates since online homework data flows in steadily from the very beginning of each semester.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 148-151
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A. Hirsch, M. Haugan, R. Lindell, and A. Gavrin, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14216&DocID=4570).
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A. Hirsch, M. Haugan, R. Lindell, and A. Gavrin, Exploring the relationship between exam performance and student participation/engagement in introductory mechanics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14216&DocID=4570>.
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Hirsch, A., Haugan, M., Lindell, R., & Gavrin, A. (2016, July 20-21). Exploring the relationship between exam performance and student participation/engagement in introductory mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14216&DocID=4570
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Hirsch, A, M. Haugan, R. Lindell, and A. Gavrin. "Exploring the relationship between exam performance and student participation/engagement in introductory mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14216&DocID=4570 (accessed 16 December 2017).
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Hirsch, Andrew S., Mark Haugan, Rebecca Lindell, and Andrew Gavrin. "Exploring the relationship between exam performance and student participation/engagement in introductory mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 148-151 of PER Conference. 16 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14216&DocID=4570>.
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