Sunday, November 3, 2013

I guess the most successful people are the ones who just show up for their lives. Thoughts about students.

It's amazing to me! 

 My students have the option of taking a multiple choice quiz as many times as they like before each exam until they get the grade that they want. (Each quiz is designed to be a prep for the midterm exams.)

Over one third of the students in each class never take the quiz even once before the exam (the quizzes are worth 5% of their total grade.)

Over 75% of the students in each class take have earned a "C" and have not retaken the quiz. 


25% of the students in each  class have take the quizzes several times.  

Of this 25% only 20% of them take it until they earn an A.

Why do you think students do this? It's totally making me nuts!