Could weekly exams help students learn better?


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The benefits of repeated testing are well known - specifically that it encourages spaced studying over cramming, this new study, published recently in the journal CBE – Life Sciences Education, differs from the usual application of the repeated testing system in several ways. Replacing the traditional mid-terms with weekly formative assessments, researchers report, helped students learn from their mistakes instead of penalising them.


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