Last week, I gave the students in my grad algorithms class an am-I-ready-for-this? quiz. I promised to report back, and I’m already a little late on that. The average for the quiz was ~ 70% – I was hoping for a higher average, given how easy the quiz was (in my opinion). Two students did not take the quiz (and have dropped the class) and two students (who were in the bottom 10%) did drop the class; so perhaps the quiz had the intended effect.
I am more interested in hearing what the students in my class have to say, though. So, I’m opening up the comments to them: Was the quiz useful? Did you study for the quiz? How could I make the quiz more useful? I will try to use this feedback in future years, so please be honest. Feel free to respond anonymously with a fake email and fake name.