Quizzes are a great way of testing learners’ abilities. Why not use them more often?
This is up to you, depending on how long you make your quiz and how long you allow your learners to take it.
A class of humans
Core Competency Connection
- Learner access to instructor’s email (at the end of class)
- Pre-made form for learners to submit questions (paper or Microsoft Forms)
- Extra paper to give to learners; pens/pencils
Make your quiz:
- Either instructor creates quizzes to give at the end of each class, or instructor chooses question(s) submitted by learners to use as the daily quiz.
Step 1: Set the Ground Rules
- Explain the concept of daily content quizzes to learners. Questions can be created by the instructor or by learners. Content quizzes help learners see the value of testing themselves on a regular basis and ensure content is understood.
Step 2: Get Ready for Some Feedback
- Have a form (paper or Microsoft Form) or email address available for learners to submit questions.
Step 3: They Can Make Their Own Quizzes
- Have learners submit questions at the end of class to be used for a quiz at the beginning of the next day’s class. Allow time at the end of class for a prepared quiz on that day’s topic. This could be included as part of a class participation grade.
Step 4: Check Their Understanding
- Ask students to hand in quizzes at the end of class. You might assign a mark or not; either way, you can check for understanding (and hopefully help students establish the habit of creating quality questions and regularly testing their own knowledge).
- Alternatively, instructors can create the questions to assess learners’ understanding of content covered in each day’s class.