How frequent assessments help gauge understanding

09/17/2012 | Augusta Chronicle (Ga.), The

Teachers in Richmond County, Ga., are using short tests every 15 days to determine whether students need immediate help with the curriculum. The tests are given in core course areas, range from 10 to 15 questions and do not count toward students' grades. If a student does not understand a concept, teachers will try to intervene in the next two days with individual tutoring, said Nathan Benedict, Tutt Middle School principal.

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