Student Contract for the Final Exam

November 1, 2010 at 5:39 am Leave a comment

I was speaking at a regional MyMathLab workshop last month about my work with Student Contracts, which I now use on a test by test basis. An instructor asked me if I ever used a student contract for the final exam, and I answered no. To be honest, I was surprised that I had not done this before because it’s a fantastic idea.

I blogged last week about the Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Quizzes that I give in MyMathLab. This semester I will develop a student contract based on these quizzes. The main requirement will be a score of 90% or higher on each of the 9 or 10 quizzes, and the reward will be a bump of 10 points on their final exam score. (I did think about giving 1 point for each score of 90% or higher, but I think it would be better to require this performance on ALL of the quizzes.)

I’ll let you know how it goes when the semester ends.

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Do you any questions about Student Contracts? Please leave a comment, or reach me through the contact page at my web site – georgewoodbury.com.

-George

I am a math instructor at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. Each Monday I post an article related to MyMathLab on my blog. If there’s a particular topic you’d like me to address, or if you have a question or a comment, please let me know. You can reach me through the contact page on my website – http://georgewoodbury.com.

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