Thursday, April 22, 2010

Guessing on the AP Psychology Exam

With the AP Psychology Exam just around the corner, my (Kent) thought was to conduct a quick survey about guessing strategies on the AP exam. With the quarter-point adjustment for incorrect answers, teachers/students have developed a variety of philosophies on when to and when not to guess on a multiple choice question. In the past, I have found this to be one of the more debatable topics regarding the exam.

The current results of the survey will be revealed once you have cast your vote. Thank you for your participation.

N=148 as of 01/27/12.

Thanks to all those who have participated. Please feel free to further explain your strategy in the comments section below.

1 comment:

Mr. Cantor said...

The poll doesn't seem to be working at the moment. I encourage my students to guess. When they took the online Sparknotes test and tagged all their guesses, most students got more than 25% of their guesses correct. Some got as many as 50% correct so it seems that it is mostly worth it to guess. One confounding variable is that what one student considers a guess may be considered just a little uncertain by another student. We need an operational definition of "guess."