TODAY   |  November 22, 2013

Study says more tests improve learning; students mourn

A University of Texas study found that students given quizzes in every class learn more than those who have only a few big exams each semester. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie breaks the bad news for college kids.

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>> are in college and hate midterm and final exams, there's a study that says instead of two big tests per semester, giving a student a test every day makes them look better. so giving the class a quiz every single day results in higher test scores , higher grades and higher attendance. can't skip test days now, can y you? their teacher evaluations, lower.

>> what about lower grades? high school and elementary school ?

>> i think maybe it's smart. not every day but every other day.