Generalizing test-enhanced learning from the laboratory to the classroom

  title={Generalizing test-enhanced learning from the laboratory to the classroom},
  author={Mark A. McDaniel and Henry L. Roediger and Kathleen B. McDermott},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
Test-enhanced learning refers to the fact that taking an initial test on studied material enhances its later retention relative to simply studying the material and then taking a final test. Most research on the testing effect has been done with materials such as word lists, and the general finding has been that the benefits of testing are greater when the initial test is a recall (production) test rather than a recognition test. We briefly summarize three experiments that extend these results… 
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