In 2012, Eindhoven University of Technology launched the Bachelor College reform. As part of this reform, interim testing was introduced for (almost) all bachelor courses. Courses were obligated to provide interim assessments during the course, such as exams or assignments that counted for at least 30% of the final grade. These interim tests would provide early feedback to students about their academic progress and encourage them to engage with their learning at an early stage in each course, and were expected to provide immediate benefits to students’ learning achievements in courses, as well as teach them ‘healthy’ study habits in the long run (i.e. not always cramming at the last possible moment).
Thursday 21 February 2019