Call for Contributions: Examining the Quiz

Our readers have a wealth of instructional experience, and we love to share it. To that end, we’re building a collection on quizzes—ideas and information about them as well as experiences with them. Faculty use quizzes to achieve a variety of different outcomes. Here are some queries to prompt your thinking. Please share so that others can learn from your experiences.

The purpose of quizzes

Quiz logistics (the nuts and bolts)

Online, in class, or something else

Quiz designs that deal with learning issues

Distinctive features of quizzes

What else?

Be welcome to answer one, several, or all of the questions or pose another question you think we should be asking. We’re happy with informal, emailed responses; however, please keep them to 700 words or less. If you’re interested in writing an article, please share the idea with us first (and review our general submission guidelines here). We’d like to make sure articles don’t cover the same topics.

Please send your material to Maryellen Weimer at grg@psu.edu by December 17, 2021. Thanks in advance.

Previous article series and features based on calls for submissions

The Questions Teachers Ask Students
Handouts: The Many Roles They Play in Learning
Spotlight on Extra Credit
Revisiting the Syllabus


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