ERIC Number: EJ1083907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
How Much Content Do High School Students Retain?
American Secondary Education, v44 n1 p62-72 Fall 2015
Educators and parents alike often wonder what secondary students remember from a class after the semester is over. This study examined that question by looking at test data for participants who retook their semester final 77 days after they originally took it. Students were retested in World Geography, Algebra II and Physical Science. The findings from the study raise questions about both how well high school students retain course information and the effects that various teaching strategies have on students' understanding of the concepts and skills on which they are assessed.
Descriptors: High School Students, Retention (Psychology), Test Results, World Geography, Algebra, Physical Sciences, Teaching Methods, Correlation, Instructional Effectiveness, Rural Schools, Principals, Secondary School Teachers, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Observation
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A