Rethinking the Use of Tests: A Meta-Analysis of Practice Testing

@article{Adesope2017RethinkingTU,
  title={Rethinking the Use of Tests: A Meta-Analysis of Practice Testing},
  author={Olusola O. Adesope and Dominic A Trevisan and N. Sundararajan},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={87},
  pages={659 - 701}
}
The testing effect is a well-known concept referring to gains in learning and retention that can occur when students take a practice test on studied material before taking a final test on the same material. Research demonstrates that students who take practice tests often outperform students in nontesting learning conditions such as restudying, practice, filler activities, or no presentation of the material. However, evidence-based meta-analysis is needed to develop a comprehensive… Expand
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