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Senkova, Olesya; Otani, Hajime; Skeel, Reid L.; Babcock, Renée L. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
If assessment is the purpose of testing, open-book tests may defeat the purpose. However, a goal of education is to build knowledge, and based on the literature, open-book tests may not be inferior to closed-book tests in promoting long-term retention of information. Participants studied Swahili-English pairs and either re-studied or took an…
Descriptors: Tests, Test Format, Recall (Psychology), Recognition (Psychology)