Accession Number:

AD1012880

Title:

Blind Pretesting and Student Performance in an Undergraduate Corporate Finance Course

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO COLORADO SPRINGS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Using a unique sample of college students at a service academy, this paper explores whether the testing effect can be applied to an introductory corporate finance course. Prior research on the testing effect has been used non-quantitative subject matter. We introduce the testing effect to undergraduate finance and find evidence that administering a blind pretest at the beginning of the semester improves final exam performance at the end of the semester. This performance improvement occurs without providing feedback to students or instructors. The improvement is largest for average and below average students.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE