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First Published 2015/02/06 


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Good recent research suggests that repeated testing enhances learning. How can I best incorporate those significant findings into my courses? As a beginning, I have revisited a piece of software, StarQuiz (initially developed by a high school student), that has proven useful and reliable since I discovered it about ten years ago. There is something comforting about using a piece of software for almost 15 years without a glitch across many evolving operating systems.

I am considering incorporating it into my PSY205 “Statistics and Experimental Design Course” if the students demonstrate that it enhances their mastery of the course’s material. I welcome student feedback—and suggestions from other readers of software they consider better.

To try it, enter your name—you need not enter your email address. If a “David” has already tried it, enter a different name (e.g., Voldemort).


Here is a link to one of the two practice tests I shared with students in my class today [Alas, the software Starquiz is no longer available]. I encouraged students to collaborate, use notes, and be mutually supportive of each other.

Here is a link to a second example which I introduced in class.

And here is a review of SPSS (with bloopers!) Keep those constructive comments coming

                     (and you international viewers, I welcome your comments, too).