If we want 2-sigma learning, we have to break school

  • A 2008 paper mentioned a study in which “repeated retrieval increased final recall by 4 standard deviations.”
  • Rincon suggests that most of the power we attribute to mastery learning is really just the power of the testing effect in disguise.
  • This review of the literature mentions studies whose results favor spaced repetition over massed practice (cramming).
  • Also, a 2016 study found that students who practiced spaced repetition increased their retention rate three-fold.

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