Practice Retrieval and the Testing Effect: Should the quiz match the test? Assessment for Learning

Instructional leaders need to differentiate between “assessment of learning” and “assessment for learning.

Assessment of learning helps us decide ‘do students know it?’

Assessment for learning informs future instruction, focuses review, and targets remediation efforts.

Testing (assessment) for learning works and improves long-term retention of knowledge.

Key Point:

This study reveals that the format of the quiz need not match the format of the test.


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