A LYS Principal asks,

I need some clarification on one of your recent tweets, you wrote, “Want a quick way to make your school effective?  Implement a content-based testing and homework schedule.” 

Ok, how?

SC Response Here is what I meant, you should set up your campus’ testing and schedule in advance.  For example:

Any Middle School Testing Schedule

Monday: Social Studies Tuesday: English / Reading Wednesday: Science Thursday: Math Friday: Other Subjects

Then do the same for homework.  Same example school:

Any Middle School Homework Schedule

Monday: Science Tuesday: Math Wednesday: Other Subjects Thursday: Social Studies Friday: English / Reading

Now, overlay these two schedules and here is what you get.

Day Homework Subject Test or Quiz Subject
Monday Science Social Studies
Tuesday Math English / Reading
Wednesday Other Subjects Science
Thursday Social Studies Math
Friday English / Reading Other Subjects

With a set schedule, students (and parents) know in advance what to expect on any given day.  And students are not overwhelmed with both homework and studying. Now, for the first time in their academic career, their workload is realistic, predictable and manageable.

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