Researchers find a way to maintain student attention -- testing

04/3/2013 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

While much of the focus on testing has centered on the potential downside of high-stakes exams, a recently released study finds that testing actually could help students maintain engagement and retain information. The study, conducted by researchers from Harvard University, reveals that students were better able to focus, take relevant notes and learn when their videotaped lessons were interrupted by quizzes.

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