Test-Enhanced Learning

Decorative: A test paper holding a pencil and thinking; the thought bubble over the test paper reads, "I am so misunderstood ..."

 

"Test-Enhanced Learning: Using Retrieval Practice to Help Students Learn" (web page) is a brief teaching guide that covers the following topics:

  • "What is 'test-enhanced learning'?"
  • "Six things research tells us about the effects of retrieval practice"
  • "Why is it effective?"
  • "How can instructors implement test-enhanced learning in their classes?"
  • "What are important caveats to keep in mind?"