AP Annual Conference Submission
The session highlights instructional and assessment strategies founded on memory research, particularly the testing, spacing and imagery effects. The research- based strategies serve a particularly important role within an AP class because of the rigorous content expectations and pacing of an AP course. Educators can more effectively support students by strategically designing learning activities that lead to redundant encoding, in conjunction with assessment techniques based on memory retrieval strategies. By interleaving instructional and formative assessment strategies, encoding is more robust and enduring. Students can better retrieve and apply the content because they have processed it in a variety of ways, making learning more memorable. Participants will be able to describe the memory benefits of interleaving the testing, spacing, imagery, generation, elaboration, and production effects, then cite examples of instructional activities that make learning more memorable.