Test Corrections Question

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  1. love2learn07

    love2learn07 Rookie

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    If you give students a chance to make corrections to a test....

    How do you factor the corrections in to their grade? Do you count the corrections as a seperate assignment or add points to the test?
     
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  3. noreenk

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    I usually average the old score with the new score or give half-credit for anything that they correct. Our grading program (Gradespeed) lets you add "re-test" scores.
     
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    I have done both ways. Sometimes I add the points into the original score and sometimes I enter it as extra credit.
     
  5. Shanoo

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    When I allow them to correct (and it's not often), I calculate it into their test grade. They get half a point for every correction they get right.
     
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    I let my kids to test corrections for full credit. I change their score in my grade book to the higher score. I teach skills, and if the kid can figure out where they went wrong and do it correctly, I have no problem giving them the credit.
     
  7. Caesar753

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    Same here.
     
  8. love2learn07

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    Helpful suggestions. Thanks!
     
  9. HMM

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    full credit seems a little generous to me.


    I usually don't allow for corrections for pts, but I do look at their final exam to see if they have finally mastered the material. If they have, then I will assign a smaller weight to their old score.
     
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    I do half credit back. Not ideal, but it's what works with this class.
     
  11. Ms.H

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    I do the same.

    For papers, however, I do let them do rewrites to regain up to full credit, as long as their first paper represented a complete effort. It's amazing, though, how few students take advantage of it.
     
  12. chemteach55

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    I use a test correction journal which students have the option of filling out after every test. They have to correct their answers and explain why they got the answer wrong. They also have to write a paragraph that answers several questions about how they studied and prepared for the test. I do not have the test correction journal worth a certain amount points because it depends on how the class did overall on the test. If anyone wants to see a copy of the test correction journal that I use, send me a PM with your e-mail address and I will send it to you.
     
  13. smalltowngal

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    Same here
     
  14. Mr D

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    I allow students to correct for half credit back.
     
  15. cforest

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    I think that giving the students partial credit motivates them to try again and learn. I mean, if you did'nt get any redemption would you want to redo it? Thats my opinion.
     
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    I go over each test as I give it back. So test corrections aren't an option for my classes.
     
  17. dw1

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    I do half credit back up to a maximum of 80%. And I put it in an extra column in my gradebook, so later I can look back and see which kids always needed test corrections and which got 80% to begin with.
     
  18. WaterfallLady

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    Great idea! I've seen somethign similar on science teaching websites. I think I am going to do that for my classes I allow re-takes in (right now, just algebra, occasionally science).
     
  19. Behavior Guru

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    I allow students to retest on their own time. I always have three different versions of the test. Students have two weeks to retest as many times as they want, and they keep their best score. The majority of students that choose to retest are students that passed the test the first time.
     

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