Day 43: Precalc Midterm
My precalculus teaching partner and I decided we wanted to encourage long-term retention while also giving students some experiences with multiple choice exams since our final exam has an MC component. So we instituted Quarter Midterms. Students do tend to perform a little below their usual level, but part of that is due to taking a multiple choice exam in math where the distractors are so enticing!
This year I used GradeCam to quick score them, but also got an item analysis. I hope to scatter in the highly missed questions as openers or exit questions in second quarter. These questions will also be good discussion questions next year.