When you spend 10+ years in the world of testing and assessment, like me, you tend to hear a lot of diverse and interesting questions. But when it comes to online quizzes, I usually hear a specific few:
“Why do I have to take quizzes when I am already taking exams, writing papers and completing other course activities? What is the point of it all?”
These are perfectly legitimate questions, and I would like to answer them.
When students feel overwhelmed, they often question the purpose of taking quizzes. Many students do not understand why quizzes are instrumental to their success.