A follow-up to my post from last month about changing an exam prompt:
I created two exams for this course with the same two-part design. First, answer some multiple choice questions. Second, write additions to a Twine story.
For the second exam, five out of seventeen students wrote in a style that resembled, to varying degrees, that of the story. While this marked a minor improvement over the first exam, students incorrectly applied economic concepts more frequently. The average score for the second exam was lower than that of the first exam.
While my sample size is far too small to determine whether the change was statistically significant, I would like students to do better, and I’m wondering how I might change the exam prompt yet again to facilitate this.