Pre-, posttesting improves course content, objectives

Martinson, David L.
July 1982
Journalism Educator;Summer82, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p46
Academic Journal
The article reports that the use of pre- and posttesting techniques by instructors in their courses can not only improve the content of courses, but they may even suggest directions for future research projects. The majority of pre-and post testing now done is probably concerned with whether students mastered specific learning objectives. Specifically pre- and posttesting can point out areas of strength and weakness in students, meeting the before mentioned learning objectives, detect possible student attitude and opinion change that may have occurred over the period of exposure to course content.


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