First Things First: Conventions Pre-Test
This is a quick, low-pressure pre-assessment of students’ skills. I tell students everyone who completes the exercise gets the points–it’s not a quality-based point system with pre-assessments because I haven’t yet taught them anything.
Students in my classes silently complete the pre-assessment and bring it to me. I then hand them out randomly and we correct all but the last page, which I later correct myself.
I give prizes for the top three scores on the part we correct in class–a piece of candy or something. Students then get their own pre-assessments back so they can see how they did on the first three pages. I collect them all so I can score (or at least glance at) that last page.