Testing improves long-term retention in a simulated classroom setting

@article{Butler2007TestingIL,
  title={Testing improves long-term retention in a simulated classroom setting},
  author={Andrew C. Butler and Henry L. Roediger},
  journal={European Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={514 - 527}
}
The benefits of testing on long-term retention of lecture material were examined in a simulated classroom setting. Participants viewed a series of three lectures on consecutive days and engaged in a different type of postlecture activity on each day: studying a lecture summary, taking a multiple choice test, or taking a short answer test. Feedback (correct answers) was provided for half of the responses on the multiple choice and short answer tests. A final comprehensive short answer test was… 
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