Gary Gladding presenting at a 2014 conference for physics teachers

PER group

Our group includes members from both the Physics Department and the School of Education.

Papers and Talks

Physics exam preparation: A comparison of three methods

10/13/2014

W. Fakcharoenphol and T. Stelzer "Physics exam preparation: A comparison of three methods" Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10, 010108 (2014)


In this clinical study on helping students prepare for an exam, we compared three different treatments. All students were asked to take a practice exam. One group was then given worked-out solutions for that exam, another group was given the solutions and targeted exercises to do as homework based on the result of their practice exam, and the third group was given the solutions, homework, and also an hour of one-on-one tutoring. Participants from all three conditions significantly outperformed the control group on the midterm exam. However, participants that had one-on-one tutoring did not outperform the other two participant groups.

http://journals.aps.org/prstper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010108