An Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique: IF-AT
IF-AT is an innovative multiple-choice assessment tool that gives students immediate affirmation and/or corrective feedback on their knowledge, ensuring that a student's last response is the correct one. It also allows instructors to give partial credit for proximate knowledge. Villanova's Dr. Immerwahr, Philosophy, uses IF-AT in his courses as a fun, interactive way to gauge students' understanding. (PDF)
VITAL makes IF-AT forms available to Villanova faculty at no cost for one semester. In order to achieve maximum use, we kindly asks the following:
- Use IF-AT forms for group testing only.
- Request IF-AT forms for one course per semester.
- Use IF-AT forms until all items on the form have been used / scored.
- Instructions and Forms available: 10 items-5 choices; 25 items-4 choices; 25 items-5 choices
To request IF-AT forms: e-mail email@example.com, or call Ext. 9-5627.
Reference: Epstein Educational Enterprises (and published research)
White, H., Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Generating discussion during examinations, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 33(5), pp. 361-362, 2005. (pdf)