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From: Gary Rice <frogstarr@compuserve.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 1998071121:51:23 Subject: Curving Tests & Retaking Tests Dear Cindy, I teach Algebra courses as well, and also find myself curving tests. I don't employ the square root method you mentioned; however, I take the highest amount of points attained, and take it out of that amount. For example, if a student scored 45 points out of a possible 50, I will take all of the scores out of 45 possible. That may sound old fashioned, but it seems to be fair. I agree with your reasons for curving. My question for you is this: You mentioned that you allow your students to retake their tests. What rationale do you use for that? Thanks. Gary Rice
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