HTS Social Science Retest Policy
The purpose of re-testing is to improve student learning and mastery of the subject matter and to ensure that there are no significant gaps in the competencies being developed in each subject area.
|Debate: Laissez Faire Vs. Keynesian Economics||In class
|ISP - Annotated Bibliography||In class
|ISP - Thesis Structure||In class
|ISP - Oral Defence||In class
|Data Lab #1: Absolute Vs. Comparative Advantage||In class|
|Data Lab #2: Balance of Payments: Common Size Analyses||In class|
|Data Lab #3: Productivity Curves||In class|
|Data Lab #4: Production Costs||In class|
|Data Lab #5: Profit Maximization within a Perfectly Competitive Firm||In class|
|Data Lab #6: Profit Maximization for a Monopoly||In class|
|Class Assignment: Elasticity||In class|
Three Styles of Assessment
Assessment FOR Learning:
Assessment that is intended to provide students the opportunity to apply their learning. This assessment is formative in nature: providing both the student and the teacher with insight into the learning that is taking place. This assessment does not count toward the student's grade.
Goal(s): To allow students to practice skills and apply knowledge, and to guide the next steps for intstruction and learning.
Examples: formative quizzes, exercises, and presentations.
Assessment AS Learning:
Assessment that is intended to provide students the opportunity to reflect upon their learning. This assessment is formative in nature: providing both the student and the teacher with insight into the student's own reflection upon his/her learning. This assessment does not count toward the student's grade.
Goal(s): To develop student metacognition. In other words, to give students insight into their own thinking and learning and to help students develop and refine strategies to use in future learning.
Examples: reflective journals, exit cards.
Assessment OF Learning:
Assessment that is intended to depict a student's level of achievment at a given point in time. This assessment is summative in nature, and thus will count toward the student's grade.
Goal(s): To provide the student with a mark that will inform the student and other interested parties of the student's relative achievment with respect to the course curriculum.
Examples: summative quizzes, tests, essays, reports, labs, and presentations.
The Mastery Learning Lab
The quizzes in the Mastery Learning Lab are "mastery learning" quizzes, which means that you are invited to take these quizzes repeatedly until you master them. The highest mark on any given quiz will be the one that is counted.
The quizzes in the Lab are technically considered "formative" during a unit because they are mastery quizzes that you can take over and over again during the unit to help you develop your understanding of the topic. Moreover, they will help both you and me identify areas of strength and weakness in your understanding of a topic as we move through the unit. However, at the conclusion of the unit these quizzes become "summative" because their final marks will indeed be counted toward your final grade as of the conclusion of any given unit. (Quizzes left undone will be counted as a zero.)
Of course, it goes without saying that mastering the material on these quizzes will invariably help you immensely when it comes time to write the unit tests in this course.