End of course critter exam
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This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are
- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
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Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Students will have been taught about the major groups of organisms and will have completed labs on these groups (i.e. Phylum Echinodermata). They will have explored the various orders, and made notes on distinguishing features along with detailed drawings.
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Description and Teaching Materials
In order to pass this exam, students must earn an overall grade of 70%. Students can retake this exam as many times as necessary to pass, but only once per day. The exam fossils are changed after each time it is given so that students don't just memorize the 25 fossils. Once students obtain a passing grade on the exercise, the score is recorded and the activity is complete.
Students are informed in the syllabus that they cannot earn higher than a "C" in the course if they do not pass the exam.