How to Study for Tests Making Better Grades Recognition tests require students to examine a group of items or choices and select the quick answer. Because the correct answer is presented within a list of distracters, recall can be prodded. Structured recall requires the student to recall the answer to a question without a visual prompt. Recall is heavy on memory load. I. Test Types A. Recognition Test 1. Types of Recognition Items a. Multiple Choice b. Matching c. Fill-in-the-blank with a word bank 2. Definition of Recognition Items Select What is from What is Not 3. Demonstration of Definition 4. Recognition Items Are Easy on Memory B. Recall Test 1. Types of Recall Items a. True / False b. Fill-in-the-blank without a Word Bank c. Short Answer d. Essay 2. Definition of Recall Items 3. Demonstration of Definition 4. Recall Items are Hard on Memory II. Types of Study A. Level One Study 1. Used for Recognition Test Items 2. Study with the Information Present B. Level Two Study 1. Used for Recall Test Items 2. Study with the Information Present (Level One Study) 3. Study with the Information Absent According to Thurlow, et al., “scheduling accommodation are changes in when testing occurs.” Reasons for a scheduling change include the effects of medication or for reducing frustration. Too many tests scheduled on one day. Skipping a day between tests for preparation. Reduction of test anxiety. Changing the test schedule so the student can be in smaller testing sessions.
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