69 students took Quiz #1 in-class last week and 59 students turned in take-home quizzes. Here are some statistics on how the class performed:

**40-50 points**. 13 students scored in this range on the in-class quiz. After considering take-home results, this number rose to 23 students.
**30-39.5 points**. 33 students scored in this range on the in-class quiz. After considering the take-home results, this number fell to 31 students (more students rose *out* of this group via the take-home than entered from below).
**20-29.5 points.** 18 students scored in this range on the in-class quiz. After considering the take-home results, this number fell to just 12 students.
**10-19.5 points.** 5 students scored in this range on the in-class quiz. After considering the take-home results, this number fell to just 3 students.

As you can see, the take-home quiz appears to have given many students a boost (in fact, only 16 of 59 scored noticeably worse on the take-home quiz; see below). This data should strongly encourage anyone who wants to improve their understanding of the material (as well as their scores) to attempt the take-home quizzes.

I also took a closer look at *how* students performed on the take-home and how this affected student scores. Continue reading →