Teachers often ask how to use follow-up exams as part of the exam grade. Since grading policies vary by campus, we have included some suggestions from GMM teachers.

Suggestion #1: Use points from both exams for the final exam grade.

Students have completed corrections and correctly answered follow-up problems. Students are demonstrating growth so teachers award the points for both the exam and the follow-up exam.

In the image below, Jazmin answered 3 of 5 problems correctly on the exam. She completed corrections. On the follow-up exam, she correctly answered two problems similar to the problems she missed on the original exam. Jazmin's final exam grade is 100%.

Suggestion #2: Give the student 1/2 points for follow-up problems answered correctly.

For each correctly answered follow-up problem, the student receives 1/2 of the points lost on the original exam.

In the image below, Jazmin scored 3/5 on the original exam. On the follow-up, she correctly answered two problems similar to the two problems she missed. Her teacher records 4/5 on the final grade for the exam.

Suggestion #3: Average the original exam and the follow-up exam.

In the image below, Jazmin earned 60% on the exam and 100% on the follow-up. Averaging the two scores, Jazmin's final exam grade is 80%.

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