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A MONTH WITH QUICK KEY
CONTRIBUTED BY: THOMAS ROGERS
My name is Thomas Byron Rogers. I am a High School teacher in Edmonton Alberta for two years and I am currently teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts for Grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Before taking on my teaching career I served briefly in the Canadian Forces.
USING QUICK KEY EVERY DAY
“Quick Key has become as integral to my class as students writing their homework in their agenda. Students are now becoming more familiar with the bubble sheet forms that they will see for their Diploma Exams issued by the province, which helps with test anxiety.”
SAVING TIME“Written assignments are marked faster because marking multiple-choice items does not take as long. My students not only appreciate the fast response to their work but the next-day turn around I have been able to achieve with other assignments has been greatly appreciated and allows me to move quickly through concepts in the past that required significant amounts of clarification.”
USING SHORT-ANSWER ASSESSMENTS WITH QUICK TICKETS“From an assessment perspective, I can include more complex and thoughtful short answer questions that I have my students answer on the backs of the Quick Tickets.”
IMPACT ON CLASSROOM CULTURE
“When they see their efforts in data form, it is now less about how well the individual did, but interestingly enough, how the class did. Some of my older students now are motivated to get higher stats as a class and have improved their study habits and adopted learning strategies to boost the class average. It is strange to think of testing as a team sport, but here I am, reporting class results to a captivated audience.”