Two-stage exams are a tool used across higher education to promote collaboration, comprehension and assessment as learning. In this multi-step exam format, students write the exam independently, then write the same exam again as a group.
Benefits of a two-stage exam format for students include:
- Immediate feedback on their first round of testing
- An opportunity to learn from their peers
- In many cases a higher overall grade
For a detailed overview of these benefits, check out our blog. In Crowdmark, two-stage exams can be conducted using Assigned or Administered assessments, or a combination of the two.
To create a two-stage exam
- Start by creating your first assessment. This will be the individual evaluation.
- If your students are completing the exam in-person, you can use the Administered assessment workflow, or use the Assigned assessment workflow for hybrid submission.
- If your students will be writing online, use the Assigned assessment workflow.
- Once the first assessment is created, you can create the second assessment. This assessment will be set up for groups.
- If you’re using the same format as the first exam, you can use the duplication function to save time creating your exam content. See info on duplicating Assigned assessments and Administered assessments in our Help Center.
- If you’re using an Assigned assessment, make sure to select the Group assessment option in the assessment setup.
- If you’re using an Administered assessment, you can use the toggle to match multiple students to a booklet.