Students Should Be Tested More, Not Less

Should students be tested more?
Should students be tested more?

An interesting article in  Atlantic Magazine, on tests helping students to succeed. The article looks at the research work done by Henry L. Roediger III, a cognitive psychologist at Washington University, who “asserts that educators should be using formative assessments early and often in the classroom to strengthen learning during the unit rather than waiting until the end and giving a summative assessment. These repeated assessments curb the most ineffective type of learning, in which students wait until just before the test and then attempt to cram the material in over a short period of time.”
You can read the full Atlantic Magazine article on their website at: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/students-should-be-tested-more-not-less/283195/