Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement.

@article{McDaniel2011TestEnhancedLI,
  title={Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement.},
  author={Mark A. McDaniel and Pooja K. Agarwal and Barbie J. Huelser and Kathleen B. McDermott and Henry L. Roediger},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={103},
  pages={399-414}
}
Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students’ knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing (quizzing) can be used to foster students’ learning of course content in 8th grade science classes. Students received multiple-choice quizzes (with feedback); in the quizzes, some target content that would be included on the class summative assessments was tested, and some of the target content was not tested. In Experiment 1, three quizzes on the… 

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