Assignment: Evaluating Results

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies for learning from mistakes and from doing poorly on tests or exams

“All too often when students receive a graded exam, they focus on a single feature—the score they earned. Although this focus on ‘the grade’ is understandable, it can lead students to miss out on several learning opportunities that such an assessment can provide” (Ambrose, et al, 2010).


  1. Visit Duquesne University’s Web site, Help Students to Learn from Returned Tests. It has exam wrappers, post-test surveys, and error-analysis exercises you can use to help you learn from returned exams and perform better on future tests.
  2. Write 1-2 paragraphs of reflection demonstrating how the information from Duquesne University and the quote above might be applied to recent test results you’ve gotten.


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