How many times have we been confronted with completed assignments that did not accomplish what we intended to teach or assess? With every lesson and every assignment, there is often a percentage of students who did not demonstrate competency at the level we had hoped. We assume that these students may require reteaching. However, we may be surprised to find that the students knew the information all along. We then are perplexed and ask, why didn’t the student just show that on paper? Why did Nathan not answer this way on the test? Why did Karina leave that question blank on her exit slip? Read more
Rebecca Brooks, EdD, is an assistant professor in the School of Education at California State University San Marcos. Prior to joining the university faculty, Dr. Brooks was a public school special educator for grades K–12.
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