Date of Award

4-1980

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. R. W. Malott

Second Advisor

Dr. Michael J. Dillon

Third Advisor

Dr. Dale Brethower

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Wayne Fuqua

Abstract

Two experiments demonstrated that carefully programmed review tests can result in 90% mastery of course objectives. Introductory psychology students participated in two group comparisons of the effectiveness of review tests versus no review tests. Review tests were programmed in that difficult items were repeated on several review tests. In both studies, students taking review quizzes outperformed students not taking review quizzes on final examinations. In addition, students not taking review quizzes were more likely to drop the course.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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