Test format and corrective feedback modify the effect of testing on long-term retention
Volume: 19, Issue: 4-5, Pages: 528 - 558
Published: Jul 1, 2007
We investigated the effects of format of an initial test and whether or not students received corrective feedback on that test on a final test of retention 3 days later. In Experiment 1, subjects studied four short journal papers. Immediately after reading each paper, they received either a multiple choice (MC) test, a short answer (SA) test, a list of statements to read, or a filler task. The MC test, SA test, and list of statements tapped...