And You Thought Test-Taking Was a Bad Thing

 

 

via Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say – NYTimes.com.

Taking a test is not just a passive mechanism for assessing how much people know, according to new research. It actually helps people learn, and it works better than a number of other studying techniques.

How will this new research impact what I do in the classroom?  I’m not sure – I definitely need to learn more about it – but anything that helps students remember the information is the way to go.

Read the full article for some insight into what scientists think about why this technique works.

 

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