Quick Quizzes – 4

Points to make clear to the quiz writer regarding her job:

  1. She is to provide 12 questions for a 10-point quiz –or 6 questions for a 5-point quiz – in case one or two of the questions “don’t work”. 
  2. During the Create phase, the quiz writer works closely with the storywriter to keep facts straight.
  3. Once you know that you have the right student for the job, coach her. Provide her with examples of quizzes, especially, so that she knows exactly what is expected of her right from the beginning of the year, when the classroom management game is being played in earnest.

I highly suggest that you initially give only 5-point quizzes, and then feed the grade book by doubling those scores. Once the class has been normed, start asking the quiz writer for 10-point quizzes. 

You will find out that kids trained with the Invisibles eventually don’t need or want quizzes. They are so well trained and in good classes rapidly become such efficient listeners that they just don’t need them. Give the quizzes anyway. You need them for the gradebook, they are easy to collect, they keep the students on their toes, parents respect you, and the main goal of most schools seems to be to assess and assess more, to appease the grading gods. 



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