Improving the learning process in education will empower medical students, and also formative assessment helps improve the teaching-learning process by providing ongoing reflective information about learning gaps.
The aim of this study was to explore the effect of student-centered formative assessment by weekly reflective self-correction quizzes on medical laboratory students’ performance on the final examination of hematology course in 2018.
A semi-experimental study was conducted on fifty students divided randomly into intervention ( = 25) and control groups ( = 25) using convenience sampling in 2018 from Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software version 16, two-sample -test, Chi-square test, and analysis of covariance.
The intervention had positive effects on students’ mean test scores in hematology II so that the intervention and control groups managed to obtain 18.45 ± 1.46 and 14.57 ± 2.64, respectively ( < 0.01).
The results suggested that weekly formative assessments along with reflective self-correction activity and active participation of students in the learning process by designing questions could improve student learning.

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