The Research Behind Adaptive Quizzing

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Effectiveness of an Adaptive Quizzing System as an Institution-Wide Strategy to Improve Student Learning and Retention

E’Loria Simon-Campbell, PhD, RN & Julia Phelan, PhD

Exploring ways to help students achieve success in nursing programs is critical to increase retention and the number of nurse graduates. This study examined the impact of an adaptive quizzing system implemented as a strategy to support student persistence and performance measured by use, grades and graduation. Results indicated that use of the system increased course content mastery and predicted final course grades. Retention and program completion rates were also positively influenced.

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Adaptive Quizzing Improves End-of-Program Exit Examination Scores

Carmen Rosa Presti, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC; and Jill S. Sanko, PhD, ARNP, CHSE-A

A third of nursing schools use a standardized, end-of-program exit examination requiring minimum passing scores for student progression. Student failures on high-stakes tests have negative implications for students and schools of nursing. Adaptive quizzing has increased grades, graduation rates and NCLEX-RN passing rates and reduced test anxiety in nursing students.

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