Immediate feedback during academic testing

Psychol Rep. 2001 Jun;88(3 Pt 1):889-94. doi: 10.2466/pr0.2001.88.3.889.


Performance on two multiple-choice testing procedures was examined during unit tests and a final examination. The Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique provided immediate response feedback in an answer-until-correct style of responding. The testing format which served as a point of comparison was the Scantron form. One format was completed by students in introductory psychology courses during unit tests whereas all students used the Scantron form on the final examination. Students tested with Immediate Feedback forms on the unit tests correctly answered more of the final examination questions which were repeated from earlier unit tests than did students tested with Scantron forms. Also, students tested with Immediate Feedback forms correctly answered more final examination questions previously answered incorrectly on the unit tests than did students tested previously with Scantron forms.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Educational Measurement*
  • Feedback*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychology / education
  • Retention, Psychology*