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Adaptive Quizzing (LearningCurve)

79%

Adaptive Quizzing accounted for 79% of all student submissions in LaunchPad

51%

of all assignments were adaptive quizzing

90%

student satisfaction rating

The adaptive quizzing feature showed a 90% student satisfaction rating, and was consistently the most popular resource with students

Used by over

2 million students

Reading and rereading or highlighting

Adaptive Quizzing promotes retrieval practice through its unique delivery of questions and point system. Students with a firm grasp on the material get plenty of practice but proceed through the activity relatively quickly. Unprepared students are given more questions, therefore requiring that they do what they should be doing anyway if they’re unprepared—practice some more. 


Not cramming is an effective way to prepare for assessments

Adaptive Quizzing promotes spacing by helping students master smaller chunks of information more frequently over the course of the term. They are accountable to read the book and practice that material over time. Spacing is particularly important for intro courses where students need to master foundational information for their major.


Quizzes don’t provide answer until they are complete

Students will get immediate feedback after every question. Not only does this help them retain the information overall, but it also corrects them immediately on any misconceptions or mistakes. Immediate feedback means students are more likely to answer subsequent questions correctly. They don't have to wait until the end of the quiz to learn. 


Students have a good handle on their strengths and weaknesses

The system adapts by difficulty level throughout. At the halfway point it adapts based on topic – students begin getting more questions from topics where they are not performing as well. They get an analysis by topic of how well they performed at the topic level, providing insight into areas where they need more practice.

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