Tests aren’t all bad … on the importance of regular quizzes and feedback

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The New York Times published a great piece last summer titled “How Tests Make Us Smarter” by Henry Roediger.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Students in classes with a regimen of regular low- or no-stakes quizzing carry their learning forward through the term, like compounded interest, and they come to embrace the regimen, even if they are skeptical at first. A little studying suffices at exam time — no cramming required.” Read the entire piece here

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