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Conclusions/Future Work Groups will be reversed for the next exam, and re-surveyed Motivation for study : students studied more for closed notes  But not as effectively? Assessment : students felt like open-notes assesses better and that closed-notes artificially lowers scores

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Conclusions/Future Work

  • Groups will be reversed for the next exam, and re-surveyed
  • Motivation for study: students studied more for closed notes
  •  But not as effectively?
  • Assessment: students felt like open-notes assesses better and that closed-notes artificially lowers scores
  •  Perception was larger than reality

Consider dual purpose of exams

  • Background/Motivation
  • In our Physics Department, most exams allow students to use a one-page note sheet
  • Last year we found that graduating seniors lacked a basic understanding of some of the fundamentals
  • Is the note-sheet doing them a disservice?
  • Anecdotal: Most people (here and in published literature) feel that open-notes exams allow students to concentrate on “truly important” aspects rather than “wasting time” with memorization
  • Preliminary Interviews: Fall 2006
  • Students were given four different exams: note-sheet, closed notes, open notes, take home
  • Students were interviewed in focus groups about how the style of exam affected their grade, study habits, motivation, anxiety, etc.
  • The Spring 2007 survey was developed based on the responses of the focus groups

Exam Style: Open vs. Closed NotesJohn S. Colton, Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The Main Survey: Spring 2007

Student Attitudes

  • Interesting Observations
  • Hours spent studying alone varied significantly, but hours spent studying with others did not.
  • 74% of students felt their exam score was lower than it should have been
  • people without notes said it was due to lack of notes
  •  people with notes said it was due to other reasons
  • 52% of students felt like anxiety lowered their score
  •  split equally between open & closed
  • Closed note group did not take notes from text. They also did not prepare a formula sheet
  •  How on earth are they studying??

Significant Differences:

Open vs. Closed