Extrinsic Rewards for Students: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of an extrinsic reward?

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1. Ms. Alonzo is concerned that extrinsic rewards will make students dependent on rewards. Which statement best challenges her concern?

2. Extrinsic rewards are based on ________ learning theory.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of extrinsic rewards for students with these assessments. The questions are regarding examples of extrinsic rewards and the learning theory on which they are based.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will ask students questions about the following:

  • Examples of extrinsic rewards
  • Concerns of extrinsic rewards
  • Learning theories on which extrinsic rewards are based

Skills Practiced

Students who use the quiz/worksheet will be building these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the related lesson on extrinsic rewards
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the apprehensions of teachers using extrinsic rewards
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the learning theories on which extrinsic rewards are based

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, take a look at the associated lesson, Extrinsic Rewards for Students: Definition & Examples. It will help students meet these objectives:

  • Define terms such as extrinsic rewards and intermittent reinforcement schedule
  • Understand the operant learning theory
  • Learn how to best motivate individual students
  • Identify examples of extrinsic rewards