Analysis of proctor feedback accuracy in a computer-aided personalized system of instruction
Information stored in computer files was analyzed to assess proctor feedback accuracy in a Computer-Aided Personalized System of Instruction. The effect of feedback on subsequent student responses to test questions also was assessed. Participants were students who in the Fall of 1996 completed an undergraduate psychology course at the University of Manitoba. Participants had no contact with the researcher; instead, records of past student-proctor interactions were examined. Overall proctor accuracy was 72.6%. However, accuracy dropped to 36.0% when proctors graded incorrect answers. Students complied at least partially with 61.3% of all instances of feedback; this value changed little as a function of feedback importance.