Instruction in this strategy produces relatively quick and significant performance gains for most students. Because of this, it builds low-achieving students' confidence in their test-taking abilities and enables them to improve their grades in required courses. In studies, before students learned the Paired Associates Strategy, they correctly answered an average of 18 percent of test questions related to paired information when that information was identified for them. After they mastered the strategy, they correctly answered an average of 85 percent of similar questions. When students were given reading passages to study on their own--and had to identify paired information independently as well as learn the information--they answered an average of 22 percent of test questions correctly before instruction in the strategy compared to 76 percent after mastering the strategy.
|Restrict to SIM PD?||No|
|Gadget Bag Color||No|