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ERIC Number: EJ1216798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Enhancing Students' Accuracy in Tests and Understanding of the Main Ideas of Reading Materials by Retrieval Cues in the Textbook
Zhang, Hanmu; Zhang, Hanmu
Journal of Education and Learning, v8 n3 p175-179 2019
Since understanding reading assignments is important to succeeding in school, improving the way that text is arranged in books would be an efficient way to help students better understand the material and perform well on tests. In this study, we asked students to read two original and two rearranged historical passages, in which rephrased questions from the test of the passage were embedded in the reading. Those restated questions were embedded into the corresponding sections in the text where the answers for the questions were located. After the reading, they were tested on their understanding of the material with multiple choice questions. All participants took an identical test. According to the results, both groups' accuracy was higher for the questions of the two rearranged passages in each group. In other words, the textbook makers should consider putting retrieval cues for the test into the textbook in order to make the textbooks more readable. Thus, the students' retrieval of the concept and their performance on the test will be enhanced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China