عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the methods that teachers used to formative assessment is the short term test or quiz. There are many conflictions about the effectiveness of quiz on student learning. On the other hand, the physic course has not been desired in different medical students’ viewpoints especially health students, hence to succeed in this lesson, it requires more continuous study. In the present study, the effectiveness of quizes to increase the final score were evaluated by short tests with appropriate questions at the proper time. The teaching topics for all classes were divided into 2 equal parts in terms of the volume and difficulty. The last score was divided equal between midterm and final. Until the midterm exam, short term exam was taken from the previous content every session; after midterm, there was no quiz until the end of the semester. The mean levels of midterm and final scores were compared by t-test (p <0.05).
The t-test results showed in all health physics class the midterm scores were significantly higher than the final.
Finally, the study findings showed the effectiveness of short test on increasing the physics’ final score in the health students. Perhaps if the course or the fields of students be changed, this results may not be achieved. Therefore, it is necessary to perform this study in different courses and fields.