Examining the Testing Effect with Open-and Closed-Book Tests

  title={Examining the Testing Effect with Open-and Closed-Book Tests},
  author={Pooja K. Agarwal and Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Sean H. K. Kang and Henry Roediger and Kathleen B McDermott},
Two experiments examined the testing effect with open-book tests, in which students view notes and textbooks while taking the test, and closed-book tests, in which students take the test without viewing notes or textbooks. Subjects studied prose passages and then restudied or took an openor closed-book test. Taking either kind of test, with feedback, enhanced long-term retention relative to conditions in which subjects restudied material or took a test without feedback. Open-book testing led to… CONTINUE READING
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