Feedback enhances the positive effects and reduces the negative effects of multiple-choice testing

@article{Butler2008FeedbackET,
  title={Feedback enhances the positive effects and reduces the negative effects of multiple-choice testing},
  author={Andrew C. Butler and Henry L. Roediger},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={604-616}
}
Multiple-choice tests are used frequently in higher education without much consideration of the impact this form of assessment has on learning. Multiple-choice testing enhances retention of the material tested (the testing effect); however, unlike other tests, multiple-choice can also be detrimental because it exposes students to misinformation in the form of lures. The selection of lures can lead students to acquire false knowledge (Roediger & Marsh, 2005). The present research investigated… 
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