Help! Conducting experiment that could boost test scores. Hello I am Joshua. I must admit that I am not a teacher. I am a high school science teacher's son. Helping my mother grade has been interesting, kids would miss questions simply by not reading them correctly. My experiment is simple. Give two tests, one test or quiz has normal questions and a normal font. The second test or quiz has normal questions but a font that is slightly harder to read. I hypothesize that the second test/quiz will have high scores because the harder to read font will make the students think harder and work more for the answer. They will also understand the question more. Please respond with your input, hypothesis, or ideas about this. My mother is a teacher but she has not seen the importance of the conclusion that can be made from this. I have realized an error in this test is that if you do too many tests/quizzes with the same difficult font the students will learn to read it easier, so change the font after a couple of uses. I have heard of an experiment like this in a book called "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" by Malcolm Gladwell. I would highly recommend it, for it is a very good psychology book.