The Importance of Belt Testing

Remember, Testing is a valuable tool to increase learning.

While most people might think that one of the absolute best ways to maximize learning skills is by studying, research has shown that a better way to learn is by taking tests.

Studies show that students who studied and were then tested ultimately had better long term recall of the subject matter (even on material that was not actually featured in the test!) than did students who were given extra time to student but did not take a test.

Researchers believe the reason testing improves recall better than studying alone is because using our memory to retrieve information changes the way we access data.  When we remember something, it becomes much easier to recall that information in the future.  Students who test are therefore much more likely to remember that information at a later date, especially when it counts.

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