Fairly routinely I do a weekly "If you were paying attention in class" quiz. It is generally a multiple choice/short answer format anywhere from 10-15 questions. I started to have students glue in their quizzes to their notebook and I like the idea. I don't do it with tests, since they tend to be longer. Here are some things though to consider:
- I am trying to keep the science notebooks to one book this year and not bleed over to a second notebook. This means that space is at a premium. I stopped gluing quizzes in around December. I am also trying to conduct my weekly quiz through my websites quiz feature - it gets graded for you and uses less paper (website I use to create my own website is School World at www.myteacherpages.com).
- It is nearly impossible to make a 10 question quiz that will fit on one side of the book unless you use a publisher catalog format (see previous posts). Most of my weekly quizzes have been running about 15 questions and take up a two page spread.
- I glue in after I have graded. Using the work room cutting board or just a handy pair of scissors to cut in half.
- I use to send the notebooks home and require that students have parents sign the quiz page to indicate that they had seen it.
Some teachers I have shown my books to like having the quizzes in the notebook. It really is a personal preference.