The Impact of End of Session Exams on Students’ Learning


Educating professional doctors who are familiar with modern knowledge and up to date is of an utmost importance. In this research, the impact of an exam at the end of the class session has been used to evaluate students' learning. This research took place at Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical and Dentistry branches. 329 subjects were randomly assigned into two groups. All subjects took part in an exam at the end of their regular class with the slight difference that group A, contrary to group B, was not aware of the end of class multiple choice exam. The data were recorded and analyzed. The results showed a significant difference between the mean scores of group A in comparison to group B with 95% confidence (p ≤0.001). Therefore, this study shows that making students aware of the fact that they will be tested at the end of the teaching session has a significant effect on their learning during that session.

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Javad Nematian, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Mojdeh Mellati, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Batool Ghorbani Yekta, Islamic Azad University, Iran

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Conference: IICE2015
Stream: Learning

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