Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction (MAE)

First Committee Member

Dr. Dee Knoblauch


Dr. Claire Kilbane

Second Committee Member

Dr. Paul Wendel


Quizzes, Effects of Pop Quizzes, Announced Quiz, Educational Assessment, Modern Language

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Higher Education


A quasi-experimental study was conducted over a seven week period between two sections of a level two American Sign Language class to determine if pop quizzes better prepared students for their midterm exams than announced quizzes would. Data collected were four quiz scores and midterm grades. Analysis conducted consisted of calculating the mean of each assessment, and running a series of t tests to compare mean scores between the control group receiving pop quizzes, and the experimental group receiving announced quizzes. The analysis showed no significance between the two groups.



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