Making Up Tests

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  1. ptlanguage

    ptlanguage Rookie

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    I would like some advice. When students are absent on the day of a test, I try to have the student come in and makeup the test (instead of taking the test during class). But this is not working. Students say they will come in, but do not. I remind them for several days...but to no avail! What methods do many of you use?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    In my ideal world, I'd have the kids in at recess or lunch to make up tests. The reality is that I usually have them do it during class time and then have them complete the class work they miss for homework. For me, a lot depends on when I can find a quiet place for them to write.
     
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    I set a date for when students have to come in by (which we both agree on) so that they can make up a test if they missed it AND had an excused absence. If they miss the test date for an invalid reason (they forget and make other plans without notifying me), then they get a zero in the gradebook on it.
     
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    I wish I could do that, but that would never fly here.....

    Parents pull kids out of school literally for one period so they can miss a test, and there's nothing we can do about it.

    I try to get them to take it during lunch or study hall, but if they don't, I eventually just hand it to them during in class and tell them they can print the notes from the day online. Also I do temporarily put in a zero for the grade so they see it weighing down their grade, and are more likely to come make it up.
     
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    I keep their name on the board until they make it up after school. If they don't make it up and the quarter is about to end, I have them do it during homeroom quickly. I don't do make-ups during class.
     
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    My admin pay close attention to students that are conveniently absent or pulled out during tests by their parents as we fill them in about repeat offenders. If it happens one too many times, they then contact said parents and let them know that if it continues, then they will not be allowed to make the tests up. Of course we understand if it’s a family emergency or a dentist or doctor’s appointment, but otherwise they have to take the test the same time as everyone else if they don’t have an IEP/504 plan.
     

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