I gave a S.S. test today and just finished grading them. Only 7 (out of 24) passed with a C or better. We did a review sheet in class and even played a game yet most still didn't pass. I teach in a low income area. A good portion of them are in E.S.L and have parents who barely (if at all) speak English. I had about 10 of my students tell me today that they didn't do their homework because they went to the state fair last night and they got home too late to do their homework (10 p.m.). I just don't know what to do about their tests. Should I give them another test and make it open book? I feel like such a failure.