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Abstract Title: Investigating the connection between course grades and student participation in research-based assessments
Abstract: Low-stakes research-based assessments are opportunities for professors to understand and integrate course transformation built on pedagogical research. These assessments often come in the form of pre- and post-tests, such as the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation -- the usefulness of which, however, relies on voluntary student participation. A prior study by Nissen et al. investigating participation rates as well as performance outcomes in low-stakes assessments found a possible connection between student participation rates and final course grades. We explore this connection at a different large research university with pre- and post-test participation rates and course grade data from a data set of more than 2000 students using statistical methods from the previous paper.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session 2 Room D
Poster Number: 2D-3

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Dylan Bloodworth
Department of Physics, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 7034096165
and Co-Presenter(s)
Manher Jariwala, Department of Physics, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA