Earn Points Back!

With progress reports being sent out today, I thought it would be appropriate timing to remind parents and students of a useful way I allow students to earn points back in my class.

Every time I hand back graded tests to my students, I attach a little slip to those tests that had a failing score written at the top. This slip notifies the student that they did not pass and they are strongly suggested to do something about it. Depending on the type of test, sometimes they can just come in and retake it (which is a nice second chance for them because it doesn't take long to retake a test). However, more often than not, I ask them to fill out a Corrections Form.

If students want to earn points back (for ANY assignment they received a low score), they can complete a Corrections Form. It takes effort, because they must identify their mistakes and learn from them by seeking out the correct answers to the problems. To learn from their mistakes, they are free to ask me for help, ask someone else, look in their textbook, search on the internet, etc.

I sincerely hope that students and parents will take advantage of this opportunity. It is a great way to relearn important topics that were missed, as well as improve grades as the end of the year comes closer.

For more information about how Corrections Forms work, please view my post here. Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks!
--Mr. Riedl