Does testing repeatedly improve student metacognition prior to the final exam?
The more often students tested their knowledge, the better their exam score was! (Naujoks et al., 2022)
In a new open-access 20-page research paper, Naujoks et al, 2022 at Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany, unpick the potential of practice tests and feedback regarding exam performance and judgement accuracy.
Firstly, let's consider the context of the research on the methodology used.
Methodology and research questions
The hypothesis wanted to test:
- H1) For students that engaged frequently in practice tests, did they perform better without feedback?