You notice that one of your students, Marcella, does well with class assignments and homework but performs very poorly on tests, particularly timed tests. What would you do?

1. In reviewing student records you see that Peter, a new student in your freshman English class, has always been an average or above-average student. A close inspection of his report cards shows that Peter is failing classes for the first time. Previous teachers indicated that his work-study skills have always been poor, and the narrative portions of his report cards indicate failure to complete long-term assignments, to work independently, to organize work, and to meet deadlines. These work-study skill weaknesses apparently did not significantly affect Peter’s performance in the lower grades. What is happening now? What would you do next as part of your assessment?