Assessing student learning via laboratory practical exams


Bobby J. Stanton,, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1001 Cedar St., Athens, GA 30602-2556 and Lin Zhu,, Chemistry, UIPUI, 402 N. Blackford Street, LD 326, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274.
Student learning and retention of laboratory skills is assessed via a laboratory practical exam. Students were given 50 minutes to complete laboratory practical exam. The exam consisted of a single question that emphasized use of a laboratory technique used one or more times during the semester. This study examined the performance of categories of students: dominant, equal, or recessive. Statistical analysis, observations, and conclusions from two years of laboratory practical exams administered in the general chemistry program at the University of Georgia will be presented.

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