Monday, April 28, 2008

Good Move On My Part

I wanted to give a test last Thursday, right before the break, but realized that my classes were not ready for it. Having written it and run it off, I decided to let them do it for practice during the week off.

Today I was greeted with "You've got to be kidding. Were you really going to give us that test? That is the hardest test ever." I told them yes, and the one they would take this week would be almost the same, with just a few more topics added on.

Boy, were they attentive in class today! I'm willing to bet they do okay on the test this week.


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I often let my special ed students practice a test the day before I give it to them "for real." It helps them to be more attentive in class, and to do well on the test. I think you'll be pleased with the results of your experiment.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Sadly, I gave many of the same questions-- slightly reworded-- on a practice test and then the real test.

Yes, I STILL had students who failed the test.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him poop any less.