Test Grades
If I am disappointed in my students' test grades, I will give it back to them to correct. They have to look up the answer, write the page number they found it on, and write the new answer in blue or black pen. I require the students to turn it in by the bell the following school day. (Some people may think it is strict to limit the time to find the answers, but 1st, these are 4th graders, and 2nd if I am willing to take the time to regrade it, I should be able to decide when it is due.) I then regrade it and average the 2 scores. This legitimizes the change in grade and also lets the students work more on understanding the information.