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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Length of quizzes

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From: Richmond

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2006031622:46:37
Subject: Re: Length of quizzes

Cindy, Well i guess the question you have to ask yourself is, what exactly is this quiz for? Does it count towards their final grade, is it to help you get feedback from your students, is it to improve on consolidating their knowledge or perhaps its an extension type task. Im sure there are many more reasons why one might quiz their students. Each of these tasks will require different amounts of time whether your looking at proficiency and accuracy or problem solving and extending your students. If time is the issue perhaps you could achieve your objective alternatively. If you are testing many concepts at once you may want to be more specific and have more shorter tests. In any case just try what your superior has said and honestly see if his suggestion improves your efficiency and if not, you might have some evidence to persuade him of his view.

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