Retrieval Practice involves engaging students in activities that require them to actively recall information that they have learned previously. This method has been demonstrated in a variety of classroom and lab studies. While it can take on a variety of formats, (i.e., discussion, writing, quizzing), retrieval practice is most effective when students are quizzed in a low-stakes setting such that they are practicing showing what they know.
Synonymous Terms: Retrieval Practice, Testing Effect, Test-Enhanced Learning
Field Guide Alignment: Cognitive Science and Advanced Reasoning, Principle 1
- Content Area Reading
- Content Area Writing
- Cognitive Science
- Dropout Prevention
- Performance Management