Assessment of Clicker Use in a General Chemistry Course

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Daniel Midgette and 1/C Lauren McDonnell

Adviser(s): Professor Maria Schroeder and Professor Melonie Teichert

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The General Chemistry Course taught to all freshmen at the United States Naval Academy is modelled after the same two-semester course taught at numerous other institutions across the country. Our research aims to evaluate student learning through the use of instant polling, otherwise known as "clicker questions." We are investigating how a student's confidence level correlates with their correctness in answering clicker questions. A student is considered "calibrated" if they can accurately predict their performance on a question. We have found that the students who answer correctly are the most calibrated and have the highest confidence in their answers.

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