Today, students were given their quiz results from last week. Considerable time was spent helping students learn from the results. Students responded to a variety of questions, some of them anecdotal, some of them numerical. My goal is to help students become aware of the skills and knowledge they have as well as the skills and knowledge that are still in development. Please take time to review the reflection that was attached to this quiz The reflection does a pretty decent job of explaining the rationale behind the quiz and steering students towards the valuable takeaways from the experience.
Municipal Government Quiz: Crunching the numbers
Two weeks ago, students were introduced to 20 terms and concepts related to our inquiry into municipal government. At that time, students made decisions about which concepts they knew, which they thought they knew, and which they knew they didn't know. (did you follow that?) They then studied these terms for two weeks with my support and assistance. This reflection activity pictured below asked them to break down their performance question by question to see how accurate their "predications" were. Did they really know what they though they knew? and did they have success learning the terms they knew they didn't know? Interesting questions. As I said above, feel free to speak with your child about their performance and see if they are able to recognize any lessons that this data represents. There is more to taking a quiz than simply receiving a mark, and this exercise is something that will continue all year so students can use the results to help them learn and succeed.