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Using Multiple-Choice Quizzes to Assess Academic Progress and Enhance Student Success

AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, p. 14, December 2009

3 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2009 Last revised: 13 Dec 2012

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: November 18, 2011

Abstract

The Carnegie report, Educating Lawyers, emphasises the importance of feedback. Best Practices for Legal Education endorses multiple-choice testing as a highly reliable way to evaluate factual knowledge and problem-solving skills. This paper describes how frequent multiple-choice quizzes can help students and teachers alike assess progress and enhance success in the crucial first semester of law school.

Keywords: legal education, assessment, multiple-choice quizzes

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Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Using Multiple-Choice Quizzes to Assess Academic Progress and Enhance Student Success (November 18, 2011). AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, p. 14, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1501292

Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/norman-stockmeyer

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