Frequent Tests can Enhance College Learning

January 27th, 2014

Grading college students on quizzes given at the beginning of every class, rather than on midterms or a final exam, increases both attendance and overall performance, scientists reported Wednesday. The findings — from an experiment in which 901 students in a popular introduction to psychology course at the University of Texas took their laptops to class and were quizzed online — demonstrate that the computers can act as an aid to teaching, not just a distraction. The article is in The New York Times.


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  1. Josh says:

    his is a really good outcome of a research on students. I am sure this will help the education systems in our country grow in a significant way and also, it would be worth thinking of changing the way we would want our education systems to teach our children.

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