Gap-fill exercise

Look at the table and complete the commentary by filling in the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you do!

Conditions were arranged so that children who were given a delayed test did not, in fact, expect that they would be tested on the article. The scores which these children made on the test are , in , on the top row Table 3. It will be that children who took the test immediately scored an of correct. Children who did not take the test until the following scored , namely, percent. Children who did not take the test until - days later scored percent. These results illustrate the general finding that forgetting is rapid after learning, and then proceeds less and less as time goes on.


Table 3

Days Since Learning

0

1

7

14

21

63

Average Scores on

%

%

%

%

%

%

     Single Tests

53

38

32

28

26

26

Average Scores on 

           

     Successive Tests 

           

          Group I

53

53

-

-

49

-

          Group II

53

-

48

-

-

43

          Group III

-

-

32

-

32

-

(From: Memory by Ian Hunter, Penguin, 1957)