Can sbg be sbg without choice?
Is the power in sbg the fact that students are self-motivated to practice and re-test?
What would happen if I turned choice into a requirement?
Say, anytime you score less than an 80%, you a required to do a practice sheet and retest.
Is that not real sbg?
Is it motivating the students to make sure that they get an 80% the first time so they don't have to do more work?
Is it handicapping them because they know if they do bad, they have a freebie?
I self-diagnosed my biggest sbg failure as not getting students to come in and retest. This is an option I thought of to try next year. Especially if I introduce it as a brand new system created specifically for their class in order to make sure that they cannot fail.
Forget Common Core, I'm going back to my ACT College Readiness Skills. If I can have a practice sheet tied to each of those skills, then as soon as someone scores less than 80%, BAM, I whip my practice sheet back and forth. And if I make two versions of every quiz ahead of time, then BAM, they satisfactorily complete the practice, and I hand out the new quiz. Is this how it is supposed to work people?
I am in the brainstorming process of this so go ahead...hit me with your best shot.