Accession Number:

ADA052993

Title:

Immediate vs. Delayed Feedback in a Computer-Managed Test: Effects on Long-Term Retention

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Mar 1976-Aug 1976

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV CHICO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Four groups of college undergraduates took a multiple-choice computer-managed test. Three of these groups received informative feedback the entire item with the correct answer identified either 1 immediately item-by- item 2-second delay, 2 following the entire test 20-minute delay, or 3 24 hours later 24-hour delay. The fourth control group received no feedback. Scores on a criterion test, given 1 to 3 weeks later, showed that retention was significantly better for the two delayed feedback groups 20- minute and 24-hour delay than for the immediate feedback group 2-second delay . These results confirmed previous findings of laboratory experiments--that retention following delayed feedback is not degraded by the delay.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE