Is there only one chance to succeed on tests, quizzes, and projects?
Both YES and NO. Tests, quizzes, and projects will be labeled as challenges (test & quizzes) and performance tasks (projects) in my classes. Students who do poorly on some challenges & tasks the first time through in class can RETAKE these challenges & tasks at another time. I will not chase them down to retake a challenge or task. So YES, for some students the first time will be their only opportunity to perform well. And NO, for those students who learn to actively manage their grade may ask for time during class or schedule a time outside of class to retake a challenge or task. I have even coordinated with elective and PE teachers for time to retake challenges and tasks. If their score improves, they will recieve the higher score.