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The relationship of quizzing and student success in a college level core statistics course

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Title: The relationship of quizzing and student success in a college level core statistics course
Author: Glavin, David
Advisor(s): Umland, Kristin
Committee Member(s): Sonksen, Michael
Nakamaye, Michael
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Subject(s): Hierarchical Linear Model
logistic regression
quizzing
college statistics
HLM
logit
student success
quizzing and student success
predictive modeling
probablistic modeling
LC Subject(s): Ability--Testing--EvAluation.
Statistics--Ability testing--Psychological aspects.
Academic achievement--Psychological aspects.
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between quizzing and student success in an introductory college level statistics course. Demographic and student performance data were collected from a 100-level introductory Statistics course at the University of New Mexico during the Fall 2011 semester. Two statistical models were developed to determine if quizzing is related to student success as measured by final letter grades and final exam scores. Predictive modeling to determine the relationship between quizzing and students’ final exam scores using a Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM) found quizzing to be marginally significant (p-value = 0.0567). Probabilistic modeling using logistic regression to predict if a student passes the course with a grade of C or higher yielded an odds ratio of 6.013 (95% Wald CI: 2.030, 17.813) for students who were given periodic quizzes versus students who were not given quizzes, while holding all other variables in the model constant. Results indicate that quizzing is positively associated with student performance.
Graduation Date: July 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20980

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