How do I find out about if a test is given fairly?
My son had a test where the teacher allowed the students to use their notes. However, my son did not get his notes out in an timely manner , so she made him take the test without his notes. She claims it was the homework assignment to have your notes organized and she penalized him because he wasn't organized. Is a teacher allowed to give one student in the class a different way to take a test than the rest of the class? Obviously, the students with their notes had an advantage over my son. I spoke to the guidance counselor and he supports the teacher. This seems unfair and I am wondering if it is against school policy. Does anyone know?
If the homework assignment was to be organized and prepared then it seems to me that your kid failed at that and the penalty was taking the test at a disadvantage. I bet your kid will be better prepared and more organized next time so I think the lesson was well taught. The job of the teacher is to teach in the classroom, not make sure she is always fair. Unless this was a life altering test that will determine you're child's ability to get a job years from now I really wouldn't make a big deal of this.