Adaptive Activities: Personal Practice

Personal Practice Activities

Personal Practice activities are adaptive, formative assignments that generally appear at the end of a module prior to its paired summative assessment. These activities provide you with personalized practice to prepare you for the assessment. 

You receive feedback as you answer the questions, which helps you prepare for the quiz at the end of the module. Your score is based on your percentage completion of these assignments, and your performance on the module's learning objectives determines the questions that the activity provides: 

Low-performing students see additional low- and medium-level questions that scaffold up to the core questions that all students receive.

Mid-level-performing students see only the medium-level and core questions.

High-performing students see only the core questions and not any scaffolded questions.

Note: Data show that students who complete these adaptive activities perform better on module quizzes.  



Each Personal Practice activity contains core questions that all students receive. Students who have struggled with the material receive additional questions and content that scaffold up to these core questions. The scaffolded questions help you prepare for questions that are similar to questions that you may see on the quiz. 

If you begin an activity before you've done any work in the module, you will receive all the available questions. 

Below is a side-by-side view of the questions generated by these activities for two different students. On the left is a high-performing student; she receives four questions on the first page of this sample activity. On the right is a low-performing student; he receives eight questions total (not all of them are shown below), including additional questions and content that the high-performing student does not receive.