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This page lists a number of resources that can be identified as either "pdf", "study guide", "mirror" and "sample exam" and in-class-quizbank
pdf (portable document format) refers to documents that can be downloaded and printed for classroom use. Wikiversity pdf documents can be viewed online, but not are not as easy to read as are regular Wikiversity pages, and for this reason the pdf files often have mirrors as discussed next.
mirror refers to a version of the same file rendered as a Wikiversity page. It renders the same as the pdf file, with proper page breaks, provided you print using your browser's print option. (Wikiversity "print-as-pdf" on the left toolbar does not currently render proper page breaks.)
study guides refers to a situation where the student is asked to study more questions than would be asked on an in-class exam. Typically the exam is structured so that some of the questions on the study guide are randomly selected. The all study guides are freely available on Wikiversity, exams should contain questions not on the study guide. The Wikiversity study guide should be viewed as the more basic or fundamental part of the exam. On the other hand, since this material is made available to students, the task of learning this material can and should be assigned to the students as homework, with little or no supervision required of the instructor.
sample exams are often listed on Wikiversity Quizbank pages to give the instructor a look at exams. Currently no software is available that allows instructors to develop exams from the bank of questions available on Quizbank. It is our intent to make exams similar to the posted sample exams available to instructors. It is likely that this will occur through OpenStax College.
in-class-quizes are multiple versions of a quiz that can be downloaded in pdf format, printed and administered to students. At least two versions are available so that a student's most visible neighbors will have the questions and answers presented in different order. The in-class-quizbank exams ask every question that appears on a posted study-guide, and should be viewed as short low-stakes quizzes to ensure that students are coming to class prepared. Expect very high scores on these quizzes from any student who made an attempt to learn the material. Almost always, the in-class-quiz covers one or more Wikipedia/Wikiversity articles. But don't expect students to read these articles because most will recognize that high quiz scores can be obtained by simply studying the testbank.
quiz-extensions are Wikiversity pages that are online quizzes (See mw:Extension:Quiz). They can be taken by any student at any time and no record is made whatsoever. When printed as pdf files they fail to place page breaks between the questions, rendering in-class use of paper copies rather difficult for the test-taker.
The long-term goal of this project is to develop two independent banks of questions from which instructors can draw upon to create exams. Wikiversity's Quizbank focuses on the open bank that is available to everybody and accepts contributions from all. It is hoped that an entirely separate and vaguely defined bank of questions is developed that instructors share only with each other. The ultimate goal is for software to be developed that will allow instructors to freely select and edit questions from both banks for in-class or online assessments.
Category:Quizbank/bank lists all quizzes that can be rendered as pdf files, in multiple versions and appropriate page breaks. It also contains guidelines for creating such pages. It currently has the following subpages:
If you are a classroom instructor, please click here.
I need to know if anyone is using these quizzes in a classroom.
If you are familiar with Wikiversity/Wikipedia, leave a message on my Wikiversity talk page at User_talk:Guy_vandegrift.
Send an email to email@example.com. You are welcome to Google my name (Guy Vandegrift) and "Wright State" to verify that I am not trying to sell anything or use your email address for any other purpose. I am just a college professor trying to be useful.
For more information on this effort to establish an open source exam bank, see Quizbank