Saturday, March 19, 2011

How My Son Gets Out of Cleaning

It's cleaning day at my house, and my son was supposed to be cleaning his room.  Instead, I found him working on this.  (He's in second grade.)
So far, so good.
This is the first page of our first skills exam for Prealgebra, the lowest level math class that we teach at the college.  The skills exams are used to test mastery.  The students take it without a calculator, and they must get 70% on all four skills exams to pass the class.  I've had lower scores than this on exams before.

We usually keep the tests secure, so that is why I don't keep the extras in my office.  I let my kids use the backs as drawing paper.  However, we are dropping the skills exams this summer when our course redesign is implemented.