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November 9, 2009

950 Attempts to Pass an Exam? How many times is too many times?

by fambrojoe

I believe that students should have the opportunity to evaluate, re-draft, improve and review their work many times.  Most situations in real life allow for “do-overs”.  Often faculty will ask…, “How many times is too many times?”  Faculty also ask, “Is there ever a final deadline?”  Whereas I have ideas on how these questions and principles operate in schools, here is one real-life example of a lady who tried again and again and again to demonstrate that she could meet the goal…

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While I admire her perseverance, one question that seems obvious is whether or not the woman demonstrated her inability to meet the learning goal(s) by failing the exam so many times.  How many times is too many times?

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