ERIC Number: ED323946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
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Frequency and Spacing of Drill and Practice in the Learning of Verbal Information Using a Computer-Based Drill.
Rysavy, S. Del Marie
The purpose of this study was to determine an optimal schedule for the frequency and spacing of drill and practice in the learning of verbal information. Subjects for the first phase were 62 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in a public elementary school. Using a computer-based drill involving the naming of the capitals of the 50 states of the United States, the students each determined their own practice schedules over a period of two weeks. A pretest and posttest were used to measure the level of success of each student in learning the assigned items. Results suggest that two times through the optimized drill, one near the time of original learning and the other near the retention measure, are sufficient for maximal learning of the drill material. This conclusion will be tested in the second phase of the study. (27 references) (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Paper Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; see IR 014 535.