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Testing for Failure pt.2

continued from yesterday…

Test taking in general is fraught with an unbelievable set of variables.  In no particular order, a student’s test score can be influenced by poor weather conditions, a lack of sleep the night before because they were up playing video games or texting with a friend, they didn’t eat breakfast, they are apathetic about school, they see no immediate application of the test results, they are pissed at me for whatever reason, or (and this is a VERY popular one among younger students) they dislike me and think that failing the test will fail me.   1,044 more words

Testing for Failure pt.1

I gave a test last week on the sixth full day of school.  Ninety-five percent of my students failed.  Two days prior, I had given another test to a different group of students.   1,071 more words