More on Two Stage Exams
I have a lot of conversations with all sorts of people about teaching. Sometimes they are happy to listen, and sometimes it’s clear they’d rather be somewhere else. The one thing almost everyone gets excited about is the two stage exam. The benefits of having students work together to solve exam problems they’ve just thought hard about are glaringly obvious, and the implementation costs compared to many other potential teaching innovations are minimal.
There isn’t a huge amount written down about two stage exams, so I thought it would useful to provide links to the resources I know of. In the comments below, please share papers/pages I’ve missed or burning questions that aren’t answered!
- My own experience with two stage exams
- Dan Levy, Teddy Svoronos and Mae Klinger just published a paper analyzing several years of data from their own two stage exams: Two-stage examinations: Can examinations be more formative experiences?
- Teddy talks with Edward and me about Collaborative Exams on the Teach Better Podcast.
- Teddy did 15 minute talk on two stage exams at the Harvard Initiative for Teaching and Learning Annual Conference.
- A terrific two-pager on two stage exams on the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative web site
- Gilley and Clarkston’s “Collaborative Testing: Evidence of Learning in a Controlled In-Class Study of Undergraduate Students”
- Wieman, Rieger, and Heiner’s “Physics Exams that Promote Collaborative Learning”
- 7.5 minutes from a two stage exam for 300 students with commentary