Can I redo an assignment or test/quiz for a higher grade?

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Short answer: Yes. Most grades can be resubmitted for a higher grade. 

Long Answer: While grades can be resubmitted for credit, the new assignment or assessment (test, quiz, entrance ticket, etc.) will NOT be the same as the original assignment. Students can expect that they will have to complete a whole new assignment or a different test if they didn't do well on the first one. The concepts will be the same, but the format will be different.

Please note that it is easier to just do your assignment or test right the first time. That is intentional!

Also, students will have to document that they have completed all practice assignments (whether or not they were taken for a grade) and may be required to attend mandatory study sessions before being allowed to retest or resubmit a project. 

 

And, just in case you're really interested...

My Grading Philosophy:

Grades should demonstrate mastery, not behavior. If a student demonstrates an understanding of a concept at a high level, he or she should have a high grade. Similarly, if a student does not understand a topic, that should be represented by a low grade. If a student is particularly busy and finished a project a day late or has a bad night's sleep and bombs a test, that doesn't show how well he or she knows the material, it shows that he or she is having a bad day. We're all human, I understand that and do not think that our human-ness should determine a class average. I have built my grading policies around this philosophy and do my best to assess student understanding of the material, behavior notwithstanding. 

However, please remember that I am only one person. I cannot allow students to repeatedly blow off first attempts because they know that they can simply redo the same assignment for full credit. I would spend countless additional hours grading on top of the many hours I already dedicate to the task. I have worked hard to create barriers to get to re-do work that are fair to both me and my students and mutually beneficial. 

I am always open to feedback about the way I assign grades to students. Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or concerns. 

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