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npowers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:27 am    Post subject: Free test generating software no strings attached. Reply with quote

At first, I was selling this software, but i now have made it free. There are no strings attached and I was thinking it would be good for the homeschooling community. All i want in return is your feedback whether good or bad. Thank you.

You can download it for absolutely free at http://www.testcreator.co.cc
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Give grades without tests Reply with quote

Another idea is to consider giving grades without using tests. Here is an article about how to assign grades without "grading."
http://www.thehomescholar.com/how-to-assign-grades-without-grading.php
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you could do that, and some high schools and colleges actually score using those methods - but in my opinion it's a cop-out that's used to artificially boost scores and make the schools look good. While partial credit can perhaps be given for corrections, it should never be more than maybe 50%, otherwise there's no motivation to work hard enough to get things right the first time. In real life, you often don't get a second chance, and I personally dislike rewarding failure. Stricter courses give you more leeway to beat everyone else by working harder than they do Smile

TBH, nobody's going to care that much about your homework grades anyway as long as your test scores look good (state tests, ACT, SAT, CLEP, AP), so you may as well be honest.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that testing is a great motivation to study. Sometimes making that extra effort to learn something with cement an idea that make further connections possible.
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