Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-overs

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Grade Level Ranges:
Grades 3- 5, Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 -12
Topic tags:
differentiation, Assessment, relearning, reteaching, revisions, corrective instruction, F16TLCSO1, F17TLCID4, F17TLCSO2
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element B: Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.

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Rick Wormeli's two videos dissect the positives of allowing students the opportunity to retake assessments. In Part I, he introduces the concept of retaking and his theory behind it. Part II is focused on the application and process of allowing the retaking of assessments. He stresses that students must relearn before they retake and gives different strategies for implementation.

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Wormeli, R. (2010). Rick Wormeli: Redos, retakes, and do-overs. [Video file].  Retrieved from