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Starting New Unit Without Formal Exam
Old 02-20-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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Hello! Has anyone ever moved on to a new unit without giving a formal assessment (minus quizzes and other formative assessments)? I am trying to keep up with the pacing guide and the calendar that the other science teachers on my hall are on so that my classes do not get behind. Nine weeks tests are coming up soon. However, I have not given a summative assessment on a unit that we have been working on yet (only quizzes) because I didn't feel that my students were ready. What should I do?


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I think I will go ahead and spend a couple of extra days on this unit and test them.
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I have done this in social studies. However, we usually test each chapter rather than the whole unit. Even with the chapters, there are times I needed to move on and did a very quick assessment like, "Answer the essential question." This has been a life saver when I was about to miss an activity that we were doing with another class.
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