Exit tests and Constitution tests

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The Illinois Constitution tests are exit tests. Students must pass tests on both the U.S. and the Illinois Constitutions in order to pass on to the next grade. (They take the tests during different years.) Retakes are allowed, but passing is required.

I got most of a Civics class to meet me in the library in the evening to study for their constitution test. I frankly love Constitution tests because motivation levels are so high. After-school study sessions may get nearly perfect attendance. Students don’t need to be reminded to take or highlight notes. They stare attentively at new information displayed in front of the class.

Eduhonesty: The threat of failure is a wonderful motivator. We should use it more often.