I have quite a few students who have asked to retake tests. In general I try to give them a different test whether I move stuff around through examview or on edulastic, I found some students were taking it to see the material and then wanted to retest so I came up with this way to recalculate grades for students who are attempting this. I did not want to say yes to some and no to others. After reading an article about retesting students, I felt that I needed to change the way I do this in my classroom for next year. I made this and then met with a group of students who have retested with me and others who are diligent students, but struggle with tests asking for their input. Everyone thought that it was more fair than just letting someone take a D or F and make it turn into an A.
To do this, I put a retest cap of 3 and using raw score, I am getting a new score after averaging. Also, since the students are supposed to be attempting to increase their mastery of the material, I want them to show me they went through the material again so they are going to have to make a study guide or fill out one I have from text or worksheets (premade from text mostly). I was going to tell them with no study guide that they could not retake, but my student focus group said they felt it was better to use as a bonus point type activity since bonus points cannot be transferred or used on a retest. They said if the students want the better grade then they would work harder for it. I liked their idea so I changed it.
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