Journal of Educational Psychology
About the Journal of Educational Psychology
The Journal of Educational Psychology is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes psychological research on education across all ages and educational levels.
What is this strategy about?
This encourages pupils to identify how much information they remember and will show them gaps in their own learning. You also get regular data on how they are doing.
Why are tests important?
Tests are indicators of performance as it allows teachers and pupils' to see how much a pupil has learned. This can help them to identify which areas need improvement and measures how well a student has done compared to other students in the class.
How do I put this into place in my classroom?
- Once a week, give pupils a subject knowledge test, preferably at the same time, for 6 weeks.
- Make the test work for your subject and class - whether a written question and answer, fill in the blanks, 5 maths questions, spelling test, verbal quick fire quiz. You HAVE to stick to the same style of quiz for the 6 weeks.
- Make a note of what the pupils achieve each week and share successes with them
Choose this strategy if you want to...
- Improve results in final test scores
- Help narrow the progress gap
- Have more confident pupils
- Have healthy competition in the classroom
Read a case study of how a teacher put this strategy into place, and see the impact it had on their pupils.
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