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|Title:||Formative Assessment: Reducing Math Phobia and Related Test Anxiety in a Geology Class for Non-Science Majors|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Svihla, V. (2006). Formative Assessment: Reducing Math Phobia and Related Test Anxiety in a Geology Class for Non-Science Majors. In Barab, S. A., Hay, K. E., & Hickey, D. T. (Eds.), The International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Indiana University 2006. Proceedings of ICLS 2006, Volume 2 (pp. 998-999). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Math and test anxiety are common in science classes for non-science majors. Formative assessment was used to prepare such students for exams. This included weekly quizzes that were challenging, graded harshly, and completely correctable (corrected grade completely replaced original grade). By the midterm, 100% of the students mastered rate calculations, and when retested at the final, 80% of the students retained the ability to solve the rate calculations. Students also reported feeling less math phobic.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2006|
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