Taking Quizzes Makes The Difference

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Quizzing students about what they learn is the best way to help them retain more of the information, according to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.

The best combination of testing? Students remembered the most when they were given a quiz before a lesson was taught, a second test immediately after the lesson and a review quiz the day before the final exam.

On average, students scored 85 percent on the final exam when given quizzes and only 64 percent when no quizzes were given. The study was conducted on students in four 8th grade science classrooms in Illinois.

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