Retaking Quizzes

Generally, students should not take a Reading Practice Quiz, Article Quiz, or Other Reading Quiz more than once. However, using the class Quiz Retake Restrictions preference, you can choose to allow students to retake quizzes after a specific number of school years (1 to 5) or to allow retakes at any time if the teacher enters the monitor password. You can also choose not to allow quiz retakes. Since this is a class preference, each class can have different settings.

As you decide whether or how often to allow retakes, consider the following:

  • If students have read a book or an article within their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), they are likely to pass a Reading Practice Quiz, Article Quiz, or Other Reading Quiz. If a student does not pass the quiz, the reading material was likely not appropriate for the student's skill abilities. It's also possible that a book was too long for the student, or the content may not have been interesting to the child or appropriate for the child's age or maturity. In this case, the student should not retake the quiz.
  • If retaking quizzes becomes a habit for a student, it may promote guessing or lead students to choose books that are too difficult. Students may also choose books they haven't read because they have a good chance of passing the quiz if retakes are allowed multiple times.
  • For some students, allowing quizzes to be retaken may send a message that they can read carelessly and try the quiz, and if they're unsuccessful, they can simply try again.

However, there are some situations where you may want to allow retakes. For example:

  • The student previously took a quiz as part of a class read-along, and the student has now read the book independently.
  • The student read the book or article before and has reread it after some time has passed. This can be handled either using the time settings in the Quiz Retake Restrictions preference or the setting that allows monitor password overrides.

Literacy Skills Quizzes may be taken up to three times because students may see different questions during each attempt.

If a student accidentally took a quiz while another student was logged in, you can transfer the quiz record to the correct student.

If a student took the wrong quiz, took a quiz in the wrong language, or took a quiz while ill or distraught, you can deactivate the quiz record if necessary.