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Why More Testing Is Good

Students who get tested a lot without being graded can more easily recall what they learn.
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova
By Eben Bein and Ari Daniel

Cognitive scientists and teachers have teamed up to help students retain what they learn. They found that frequent testing is a powerful way to make memories last since the act of retrieving a memory during a test strengthens the memory itself. This means that tests are more than just a way to measure learning—they can also reinforce it.

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