Re-test your students on material they covered earlier (e.g., a short pop quiz on material covered several weeks ago, re-administering June’s final exam to students returning in the fall).
In person or online, dive into these essential questions:
- If students memorize material, perform well on an exam, but can’t recall much of it a few weeks later, did they really learn it?
- What would convince you someone has really learned something?
- How can we ensure that students are truly learning what they study?