In episode 25, Stacey responds to a comment from a listener about whether tests have any place in the language classroom. Stacey recalls some previous interviews in which tests were discussed, and gives two examples of how tests might be applied effectively to help students interpret and retrieve language.
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Previous episodes referenced in this one…
…Episode 9 with Claire Knowles
…Episode 23 with Paul Sandrock
…Episode 18 with Catherine Ousselin
Resources on tests…
…Overview of the theory and research behind retrieval practice by Brame & Biel (2015)
…Research by Barcroft on retrieval practice here and here
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