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Using Tests to Enhance 8 th Grade Students ’ Retention of U . S . History Facts y , z

  title={Using Tests to Enhance 8 th Grade Students ’ Retention of U . S . History Facts y , z},
  author={Shana K. Carpenter and Harold Pashler and Nicholas Cepeda},
Laboratory studies show that retention of information can be powerfully enhanced through testing, but evidence for their utility to promote long-term retention of course information is limited. We assessed 8th grade students’ retention of U.S. history facts. Facts were reviewed after 1 week, 16 weeks or not reviewed at all. Some facts were reviewed by testing (Who assassinated president Abraham Lincoln?) followed by feedback (John Wilkes Booth), while others were re-studied. Nine months later… 

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