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American Journal of Educational Research. 2022, 10(6), 385-390
DOI: 10.12691/education-10-6-2
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Physics Students’ Academic Achievement and Motivation in a Gamified Formative Assessment

Vanie Y. Benben1, and Mary Allein Antoenette C. Bug-os1

1University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Pub. Date: June 06, 2022

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Vanie Y. Benben and Mary Allein Antoenette C. Bug-os. Physics Students’ Academic Achievement and Motivation in a Gamified Formative Assessment. American Journal of Educational Research. 2022; 10(6):385-390. doi: 10.12691/education-10-6-2


There is an emergence of various modern strategies for teaching physics, but there have been few investigations into gamification strategies. Consequently, this study investigated the effects of a gamified formative assessment on students' academic achievement and motivation while learning physics. This study employed a one-group pretest-posttest pre-experimental design. All participants were given a pretest and posttest to determine their academic achievement in physics and Physics Motivation Questionnaire (PMQ-II) to determine their motivation to learn physics. Physics lessons were delivered online for an entire grading period, with gamified formative assessment in the form of a slide presentation via Quizizz. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the academic achievement and motivation tests scores. The results revealed that academic achievement increased from pretest to posttest scores, but there was a "low-g" learning gain. The level of motivation also increased from pre-gamification to post-gamification, shifting from moderately high to high motivation. The results also revealed a significant difference in academic achievement and motivation after exposure to a gamified formative assessment. It was concluded that gamifying formative assessment effectively improved junior high school students' academic achievement and motivation in learning physics. It was recommended that physics instructors be encouraged to use gamification strategies when teaching physics lessons to cater to the learning needs of the younger generations migrating to an online environment.

gamification self-determination self-efficacy intrinsic and extrinsic motivation learning gain Quizizz

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