ERIC Number: ED160635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Immediate vs. Delayed Feedback in a Computer-Managed Test: Effects on Long-Term Retention. Technical Report, March 1976-August 1976.
Sturges, Persis T.
This experiment was designed to test the effect of immediate and delayed feedback on retention of learning in an educational situation. Four groups of college undergraduates took a multiple-choice computer-managed test. Three of these groups received informative feedback (the entire item with the correct answer identified) either: (1) immediately item-by-item (2-second delay); (2) following the entire test (20-minute delay); or (3) 24 hours later (24-hour delay). The fourth (control) group received no feedback. Scores on a criterion test, given 1 to 3 weeks later, showed that retention was significantly better for the two delayed feedback groups (20-minute and 24-hour delay) than for the immediate feedback group (2-second delay). These results confirmed previous findings of laboratory experiments--that retention following delayed feedback is not degraded by the delay. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Chico.