Objective: To assist students better understand the process of determining filing status' for tax payer clients in various given scenarios. Students seem to struggle determining filing status and the number of personal exemptions clients may claim.
The purpose of this assessment is to allow students to use their own personal experience to bring the concept to a situation in which they can relate. It’s my theory that If they can relate themselves to the concept, they can better understand how to make the decisions for others.
Students were issued Filing Status and Dependency Exemptions Practice Problems in Fall 2011 and Fall 2012 (see attached word document of the assignment). This assignment was issued again in Fall 2013 after cpmpleting this in-class 3*5 index card exercise. Scores will compared for the 4(day/eve) courses to see if there was improvement.
CONCLUSION: Scores on the assignment improved from avg of 86%-92% while course grades improved from 84%-92%.