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Homework as an assessment tool

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From: Marielouise (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Oct 25, 1998 at 19:30:23
Subject: Re: Homework as an assessment tool

I agree with the answer sent to you from Gail. You are not at all sure that
what is seen as homework has been done solely by the student. However, if you
wish to see if the student has learned from the assignment, you could give a
short quiz after the homework was handed in. The quiz should have a few
different but similar exercises or problems from the homework. This quiz
could assess whether or not the student learned from the activity. I tend to
look at homework as something that I correct but do not grade. I record a
check, a plus or minus or zero! The check is that it is done, the plus
means done well and the minus means done poorly. The zero means not done at

 -Marielouise, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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