Method 2: Recovery

Short Description: Do you have a plan for students who fail a test? What can they do to recover the knowledge that they missed? What can they do to recover that failing grade? Have a recovery plan instead of a remediation plan. Give the student the steps to get back on track and be sure that those steps focus on learning and not completing work.

Classroom Example:

  • Instead of allowing quiz corrections to improve a quiz grade, allow quiz retakes so that they can show they know the material (you can use the quiz corrections as the ”ticket” for retaking).
  • Online Recovery Lessons: When my students fail a unit test, I often have an online recovery unit that they may complete for 0 credit. Why do it? If you complete the recovery I will allow you to retake the test you failed.

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