Chapter 3 came to a close today with a quiz. This marked the first time students were assessed with a chapter quiz without having previously seen an alternate version of the quiz. The results varied widely, with a top score of 19/20, a low score of 4/20, and an average of 11/20. The results indicate some re-teaching may be necessary in addition to a renewed commitment by students to maintain the high level of study habits required for success in chemistry class. It may also indicate the extended length of the current chapter made it challenging for students to maintain the focus needed to maintain content mastery. We will discuss as a class on Monday.
We concluded the week with a quiz designed to assess student knowledge of harmful algal blooms (HAB). Back on October 6, Christine and Jarrett from the Environmental Science Lab came to our school and met with students in the library in preparation for the field trip. During the visit, they engaged students in a “quiz show” format game, and students were instructed to take notes for a future quiz. Today was that day. In addition to questions about HAB, students were asked to evaluate how well their group worked this past week and to establish a goal for next week. Finally, students were asked for feedback about the project, and their feedback will help guide the resources that are made available as they work next week.