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Uploaded on Dec 10, 2013
Over the course of a eight-year project with more than 1,500 middle and high school students, extensive research has revealed that retrieval practice in authentic classroom settings improves long-term learning. We review our applied research findings and discuss our development of a retrieval practice implementation tool for teachers.
Dr. Pooja K. Agarwal is a public servant, dedicated to bridging the gaps between education, teaching, research, and policy. Currently, Dr. Agarwal is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis, conducting memory research at local middle and high schools. She recently served as Illinois's Director of K-12 Assessment, responsible for assessment development and administration for 2,000,000 students, implementation of a new statewide growth model, design of Illinois's new accountability system, and management of a $43 million budget. Dr. Agarwal has teaching experience at elementary, middle, high school, and university levels, policy experience at the U.S. Department of Education and The College Board, and 10 years of experience in human learning and memory research.