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ERIC Number: ED567756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Testing Effect in a College Class
Chang, Sau Hou
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The present study aimed to investigate the "testing effect" in a regular college class. The research question was whether there were any differences in unit tests performance under different learning conditions. Thirty-three college students at a Midwest university participated in the present study. A repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used with the independent variable of learning conditions (study-study, test-test and control). The dependent variables were three unit tests. Results showed that the mean unit test score in the test-test condition (66.29%) was significantly higher than that in the study-study condition (59.47%). However, the mean unit test score in the control condition (61.52%) did not differ from those in the test-test condition and study-study condition. Students rated the pre-/post-tests in the test-test condition (5.9), and the control condition when they were given only lecture notes (5.13) more helpful than the pre-/post-study statements in the study-study condition (3.97).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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