Open Access Honors Program Thesis
I have decided to do a meta-analysis on the testing effect because of the recent resurfacing of this topic in psychological circles and because of how it can inform my assessment practices as a future educator. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to explore the boundaries and limitations of the current research on the testing effect. I am particularly interested in evaluating the idea that testing a student over certain material results in higher retention than simply rereading the material or some other method of study. Many students may not realize the power of tests as assessment for their learning rather than assessment of their learning and see tests as something to fear. By conducting this meta-analysis, I hope to discover whether or not the research supports the concept of the testing effect and whether or not it can be useful in a classroom.
Year of Submission
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2012 Renee Jayne Greiman
Greiman, Renee Jayne, "The Effectiveness of Testing on Information Retention: A Meta-Analysis on the Testing Effect" (2012). Honors Program Theses. 886.