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ERIC Number: EJ817235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Using Yes-No Recognition Tests to Assess Student Memory for Course Content
Smith, Dale L.; Barker, Lewis
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n4 p319-326 Oct 2008
We report 3 experiments using yes-no recognition tests of student memory for course content. Each test consisted of items encountered in the course and an equal number of foils. Experiment 1 involved an initial test of the methodology and addressed test reliability. Experiments 2 and 3 examined performance before and after completion of courses in introductory psychology, the psychology of learning, and the human odyssey. We found strong relations between posttest performance and other measures of academic performance, including essay and multiple-choice tests and final grades. Yes-no tests are fast and reliable tests of memory for course content, and our results demonstrate their potential usefulness for classroom assessment. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama