Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Check Your Key
The last seven days before the winter break I covered a science class. On day one (which was a Wednesday) all the classes had a test.
Because I was going to be there for over a week, it fell to me to get the makeups for this test taken care of.
The tests were on Scantrons, so that made the grading easier. I waited a couple days before braving the Scantron machine. (I had never used one before, so I thought figuring it out would be a challenge. It wasn't.) A few test stragglers had made their tests up by then. But not all.
After grading and recording the first batch of tests, a couple other students got their tests taken. I retrieved the keys from the "keys" book. (The teacher left me a binder with keys for all the assigned work during her absence.) I ran the tests. And I went home for the day.
While recording the test scores, I noticed something about the key I used for one of the tests. It said "earthquakes". But the Earth science test had been on "resources". Oh crap! Had I used the wrong key for all the tests?
The next day I learned the answer. No, I hadn't. I had just grabbed one wrong key for one test.
Whew. Because having to run all the tests again... (And there were A and B tests, so putting everything back into the right order...)