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iarunner 02-01-2013 03:52 PM

Math Anchor charts posted during assesments
Do you cover up your math anchor charts (for example, posters that may show an enlarged ruler with the lengths marked or a sample of how to compare fractions) during your unit tests, district wide assessments, or state assessments? Is it considered cheating?

Thanks for your thoughts!

trishg1 02-01-2013 04:56 PM

Two years ago I gave a math test over a geometry unit where 19 of the 20 questions could be answered from posters on the wall. 4 of my 12 students students still managed to fail it.

I have several posters up- all of them are steps to work with fractions/decimals. Each student created an identical chart and has it in their math folder. I do not consider being intelligent enough to use tools as cheating. I am not required to cover them up, so I do not.

dee 02-02-2013 09:19 AM

For state tests
We are required to cover up any resources that hung up for our state tests. We don't have to do anything for our district tests.

chalkdusty 02-08-2013 06:32 PM

For state assessments everything comes down off the walls. We take grade level assessments in the computer lab where there are no anchor charts.

Avoli 02-16-2013 10:13 AM

No, We are required to take down everything during state testing.

becky2624 02-17-2013 06:54 PM

We cover during state tests, but that's all. I sometimes wonder how much they're used.

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