The Mid-Term Exams finished early this week, and I am mostly very happy with the results. On the first grade grammar test, one person had a perfect score. On the first grade reading test, four people had perfect scores. On the second grade reading test, the highest score was 58 out of 60, however, I am not surprised that no one had a perfect score on the second grade reading test because the test was quite difficult and the grading standards were stricter than last year's standards.
One important point was once again made very obvious from this test: the importance of homework. Those students who did their homework and did their homework on time overall had higher scores than those who did not. Students who either did not do their homework, or whose homework was late and who therefore did not have time to learn from their successes and failures in their homework assignments, generally did poorly on the test.
One other very important point that I was glad to see was that students who came after school to study with me not only were better prepared for, and thus had better grades on, their mid-term tests, but also understood the concepts much better and saw a marked improvement in their English ability. I was really very proud of the students who came to study with me after school.