The teacher said, “spell….” The student wrote, ….
- CAT d o g
- BLUE r e d
- CAR b i k e
- TEST q u i z
- BOOK p a p e r
The teacher graded the student’s answers and awarded a grade of zero because the answers were incorrect. The student protested that a grade of zero was unfair because, “I studied and did the test.” “Why should I get the same grade as a student who didn’t study or even do the test?” the student reasoned.
The teacher was left to wonder why the student would ask such a question. Yes, the words the student wrote were spelled correctly. BUT, they did not reflect the words required on the test.