I want my students to reflect on how well or how poorly they prepared for tests. I want my students to think about being better prepared for their next test. Often, they don’t prepare at all beyond the review for the test I do in class. I see this happening all the time. I think my students may intend to prepare for the test, but when they leave my classroom they leave their intentions behind. I’m hoping the test reflection handout I have them complete will encourage them to remember to prepare for the next test. I’m thinking that maybe after completing a half dozen or so of these reflections, the idea of preparing for the next test will stick in their mind. Now that I’m telling you about my plan, I think I might even have them reflect on their quiz preparation as well. Then the idea of preparing should be deeply embedded in their minds and they will remember to prepare. Here’s a copy of the reflection handout.
I have tried to use kid friendly language, you can change it to suit your purposes. Also, this reflection was about a math test ; you can change it to suit your purposes.
Test Reflection Sheet
|Name: ________________________________ Date:______________________
|How do you feel about your performance on this test? (circle one)
Awesome!! Cool Lame Get Real
| Do you think you demonstrated what you knew about the topic on this test?
| How much time did you spend studying for this test?
I spent about
Days ____ Hours ____ Minutes____
studying for this test.
|How much of the assigned work did you complete on this topic?
All____ Almost all_____ Some_______ Little_______
|What would you do differently preparing for the next test? Why?
What would you do the same? Why?
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