Making Pass-Fail Decisions


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Which student is clearly failing?

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1. Which student is clearly passing?

2. What does it mean to pass?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By testing yourself with this quiz/worksheet, you'll be making sure that nothing about the concept of making pass-fail decisions is lost on you, with questions posed in both general and situation-specific contexts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use what you know to answer questions about these topics:

  • What constitutes a student failing and passing
  • The meaning of passing and failing
  • What calls for the action of failing a student

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast passing and failing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when to fail a student
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of passing and failing to match situations with the appropriate term

Additional Learning

To learn more about passing and failing students, you can look over the accompanying lesson titled Making Pass-Fail Decisions. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Define passing and failing in an academic context
  • Get ideas about what to tell students who are passing and failing
  • Understand what constitutes a borderline student and learn about strategies of communicating with them