62.5% is the ideal quiz score. Here’s why

62.5%

 What is the optimum average score for a quiz? 100%? Not in my view. It is 62.5%, or a number close to that.

When using a quiz as a summative assessment, your goal is maximum discrimination. That is, you want to be able to see as clearly as possible which students have ‘got it’ and which have not.

Consider a Continue reading

Time to update the Gap Analysis for your quizzes

Every quiz has, or should have a Gap Analysis template. The is the set of key concepts that the quiz addresses, that is reported to both teachers and students so that you/they can track what has, and what has not, been grasped. It is a really powerful feature for both learners and teachers, that is unique to Yacapaca.

As of last week, we have placed the gap analysis for each quiz firmly under the author’s control. Here is where Key Concepts are shown… Continue reading

Misleading question statistics

I threw this question into the 2014 Christmas quiz with no real expectation that anyone would get it. The (possibility of a) Technological Singularity is something every kid needs to grow up being aware of, so this was my contribution to building awareness.

Fake certainty

But look! 40% got it! That is double the guess rate, so we can conclude that one student in 5 actually knew the answer.

Or can we? Continue reading