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I gave my second I-Check (a.k.a. quiz) this week, and the scores were much better for most classes. What was interesting and a little disturbing was that the range was smaller; my lowest-performing students improved quite a bit, but my highest-performing students in many cases did worse. I will have to look at the patterns in their scores and try to figure out what is behind this. Still, getting those lowest kids up is something to celebrate. A lot of their improvement came in line graphing and interpretation of graphs, a skill that most of my higher-performing students had already mastered. So that could explain why the bottom rose but the top didn’t move – but it doesn’t explain why the top actually dropped!
But the really good news is that the CTT class has almost completely caught up with the other classes. Nearly every student in that class made significant gains, and their class average improved by more than 10 points. They didn’t meet their class goal, but many met their individual goals. And their class average was only a point or two below the other classes, not really significant. Whoo-hoo!