examined research on testing and in particular when and how to test. He offers 3 recommendations:
Test Soon After Material is Covered
Use Cumulative Questions
He feels that the current curriculum does not allow for frequent testing. His suggestion is to cover less material and cover it more in depth. This would allow more time for learning by permitting time for review, practice, testing and feedback
refers to the current way schools are teaching results in students who are "overstuffed and undernourished."
In various subjects such as science, mathematics, and social studies, students are receiving fleeting exposure to a vast amount of material
He cites as evidence that textbooks in Japan and Singapore are more concise and focus on a few examples, whereas the U.S. texts are laden with more information and detail.