Test format and corrective feedback modify the effect of testing on long-term retention

@article{Kang2007TestFA,
  title={Test format and corrective feedback modify the effect of testing on long-term retention},
  author={Sean H. K. Kang and Kathleen B. McDermott and Henry L. Roediger},
  journal={European Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={528 - 558}
}
We investigated the effects of format of an initial test and whether or not students received corrective feedback on that test on a final test of retention 3 days later. In Experiment 1, subjects studied four short journal papers. Immediately after reading each paper, they received either a multiple choice (MC) test, a short answer (SA) test, a list of statements to read, or a filler task. The MC test, SA test, and list of statements tapped identical facts from the studied material. No feedback… 
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