02/08/07          MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 11:00 AM, STR #138

 

SPEAKER:     Michael Dekker, Harvey Hanna, Holly Schalk, and Kent Sun,

Mathematics Department, Ferris State University    

 

TITLE:           A Discussion on Collaborative Testing.

 

Abstract:  In the winter semester of 2006, the two instructors for math 251 (Statistics for the Life Sciences) gave common night exams in an attempt to discourage cheating and to eliminate the variation in grades due to differences in tests and partial-credit grading.  This experiment was repeated by the three instructors for math 135 (Calculus for the Life Sciences) the following semester. We will discuss the details in implementing common night exams and what we and the students perceive as the benefits and detractions of having them.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 AM, STR #138

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