There will be a Unit Test on Tuesday, Sept. 28th.
Students who earn a percentage score higher than that earned on the first test can not only expect to earn a higher grade, but they are eligible for grade change on their previous test.
To achieve that, students need to consider the following, using the anagram 'COPE'.
Students need to know what's on the test. To make sure that students know what content will be covered on the exam, they need to obtain a copy of the Study Guide, which becomes available on Friday the 24th. The sooner they get this, the better!
Students need to plan their time. They need to consider setting aside Monday afternoon (the 27th) in order to attend the Study Session, and they need to consider using time on lunch or after-school on the day of their exam as needed to complete their test. Plan ahead, students!
Students need to provide evidence that they have prepared for the test. One way to do this is to attend the Study Session on Monday afternoon, the 27th. Another, powerful way is to make sure that they bring their COMPLETED Cornell Notes to class on the day of the exam. Cornell Notes, if completed, have questions and comments in the margins and summaries of the major sections. Students who have these items completed will be allowed to use them throughout the exam. Bring evidence that you have prepared for the test, students, and you will be rewarded!
Students need to finish what they start. There is nothing more important than giving our best effort, all of the time. On an exam day, a good effort means that students attempt everything, even if that means they need to come back at lunch or after school. Show a work ethic, students, and you will not only do better on the test....you will do better in every aspect of your life.
PARENTS, ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO USE THESE STRATEGIES TO EXCEL!