Friday, December 2, 2016

Not Testing


Yesterday I talked about the final story they read. (11th grade English class.) On Friday (before Thanksgiving week) they had the quiz.

Well, naturally not all students were ready to take it. One girl asked to be excused because she had been absent all week (and had missed reading the stories). Then a boy in the same class had the same reason. (I had access to the attendance records. Both had been absent all week.)

This happens from time to time. I figure they can work out makeup times with their teacher. All I ask is they sit quietly and not disturb the testers.

The girl asked to sit over in the corner so she could work on another assignment. The boy, however, chose to remain at his table. And communicate with his pal who sat next to him.

Okay, seriously? During a test?

You know, that didn't get a complimentary write up in the note.

(Even the boy who decided not to take the quiz because he was leaving for the continuation high school behaved better.)

23 comments:

  1. Should've made him take the test just to give him something to do.

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  2. Did you move him after the first talk attempt?

    I'm a little surprised they had a sub give the test, but I guess proctoring a test is easier for a sub to do than teaching a whole new lesson?

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    1. Depends on the subject, the age of the students, and the level of the class. Some teachers do let subs proctor tests. Some will postpone. This teacher was out for three days, and with the timing, the test needed to happen on this day.

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  3. I tried that trick when I was in school...I still had to take the test. Kids get away with a lot nowadays

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    1. I verify that the student was absent. The test gets taken eventually. (And if the student shouldn't have missed the test, it'll impact their grade.)

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  4. That had to be annoying for the kid trying to take the test.

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  5. Some people are just natural trouble makers. "I don't have to take a test! I think I'll bug the people who do! I'm sure there will be no consequences!"

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  6. Don't you wish sometimes the kids would exert a little positive peer pressure? Like the kid taking the test who was being interrupted by the guy sitting it out. It might have been nice if he told the guy to leave him alone, know what I mean?

    betty

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  7. *shakes head* you deal with interesting kids at least lol Who would have thought it would be a good idea to stay and chat while the others are taking a test?

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    1. Well, it's not like he could go anywhere. I suppose I should have sent him out of class...

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  8. For the most part I just don't believe that kids really care. I will never pretend to understand. And once again I give you props for what you do!!

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    1. He didn't. But there are those that do. Unfortunately, they rarely do anything blog-worthy.

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  9. When I was absent. It was fairly easy to get your assignment from school.
    Coffee is on

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  10. It's like some just can't help their mouths. That would be my cousin Christian when he was a kid. Thankfully he mostly grew out of it.

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  11. Kids all have different behaviors and they do test our patience some times.

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  12. Should have made him take the test if he insisted on staying where he was.

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    1. I considered it. But at that point it was rather late, so I let it slide.

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  13. Isn't subbing fun! I'm a sub too.
    My pet peeve is the phone usage - many classes at the high school allow them to use their phones for books or notes and we have to stay on top of them to make sure they aren't playing or socializing! I miss paper note passing days =)

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    1. Oh yes, the phones... Check out my "cell phone wars" tag. Some days...

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