Eva asks: In the situation of a poorly completed test where it is clear either the student misunderstood the instructions or was truly ill, is it acceptable to ask for a "re-do" and record the score only on the second attempt? (9th grade spelling)
I absolutely encourage you to allow your daughter to retake tests. The goal in homeschooling is completely different than the goal in other schools. In a classroom setting, tests and quizzes are their only way to really assess kids. In contrast, our goal is LEARNING. Retaking a test or quiz can really help students learn. That's why I believe it's OK to provide solution manuals and teacher manuals during the learning process. My own son learned upper level math without my help by using the solution manual on a daily basis. I only took it away when he was ready for a test. I know the strategy worked, because he has a great grade point average in electrical engineering.
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