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Hi there,

Do you know if there are any officiale "rules"/guidelines for retaking regular test (like math/science etc)in schools in Ontario. What happens if half the class received C's and D's and there are even a few failed tests, who if any should redo the test and how should a new test be graded?

retest or not

2011-11-11
Beatrix Chang
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

There are no rules set by the Ministry of Education although rules, i.e., procedures may be
part of school board policy. Regardless of results, reassessment opportunities are
supported by one of the seven fundamental principles stated in "Growing Success," namely
"teachers use practices and procedures that: . . . are ongoing, varied in nature, and
administered over a period of time to provide multiple opportunities for students to
demonstrate the full range of their learning." If reassessments are offered, in the name of
equity, all students should be allowed to participate in the reassessment. Students who did
very well the first time should probably be encouraged not to take the retest.

 

 

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