Recommendations for Quizzes

The fact is that there is little you can do to control what students do while they are taking a quiz. We recommend that teachers:

  • Proctored examRandomize quiz questions by shuffling questions and/or responses
  • Make their tests open book, open notes (students can refer to them during the test)
  • Set a time limit on the test
  • Consider making the exam "proctored" (students take the exam while being observed)
  • Consider de-emphasizing the importance of tests (it's less tempting to cheat if the stakes are lower)
  • Consider creating alternative assessments (papers, projects, case studies, etc.) instead of using tests to measure students' knowledge

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