Using assessment to drive retention and achievement upwards.

Davies, P., 2010. Using assessment to drive retention and achievement upwards. In: Proceedings of 6th Annual BPC Research Conference 4th July 2010. Bournemouth, England: Bournemouth and Poole College.

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Abstract

Identifying what the student really wants from their course provides a method of controlling the learning process. We contend that the prime student driver is the achievement of their qualification by gaining marks and not learning itself. We examine the effect of tying attendance directly to the achievement of marks. It is found that attendance improves from around 60% to 98.5%. Further methods are discussed which might have a direct affect on retention and achievement based on the identification of student wants.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:BPC Research Conference Proceedings
Number:6
Series Name:BPC Research Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings of 6th Annual BPC Research Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Attendance, assessment, achievement, retention.
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:17409
Deposited By:Dr Philip Davies
Deposited On:21 Feb 2011 15:45
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 15:51

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