1. Reteach in real time as we went over the quiz
2. Whole class intervention where we talked about reading and note taking strategies
3. One on one discussions based on data collected from the quiz with students in the bottom 20%
4. Close reading in class on the next reading assignment followed by whole class discussion.
I'm not sure which one of these made the difference. Perhaps I should have been more of a scientist and done one at a time to see which worked, but education isn't an exact science, I'm no scientist, and my kids couldn't afford to wait for me to conclude my experiment. What I do know is that a kid going from a 20 to an 80 is a good thing. I know the feedback I've gotten from my students about the process of preparing for this quiz was both different and helpful. I'm proud of them.
After all that I made sure to praise them since I haven't been doing that consistently. One class even had 100% of kids get 100% on the quiz. That's never happened before and I used a different version of the quiz that I made right before their period so I know they didn't cheat.
Strong work students. You made my day.
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