Returning the tests: As in the previous lesson, I return the tests to any students who either need to finish making correction or who need to study in order to take the test again. The students are also reminded again that they must hand the tests back in by the end of class
Getting to work: The students now have one of three tasks to accomplish.
Really, my goal here is to make the class period a productive one; if some student needs to study for a biology test next period, and she has already passed my test, then I’ll probably let her study biology. If another student asks if he can just sleep, I’ll certainly tell that student he’d better get to work on my challenge problems.
This class wraps up very simply. Those who will be making a second attempt at the Basic Skills test tomorrow know that their job is to study. The rest of the class has no homework. I make sure to collect all of the tests from the students before they leave.