students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall what they had read, retained about 50 percent more of the information a week later than students who used [the] two other methods.
… learning is all about retrieving, all about reconstructing our knowledge,” said the lead author
So do we need to have more testing in schools? Maybe not:
“Some tests are just not learning opportunities. We need a different kind of testing than we currently have.”
A good read to learn more about how we learn and the best ways to do so.
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