Parents may sometimes feel that their children are not reading questions carefully enough. There is a short term solution which may help.
If Right If Wrong If Omitted
I am sure it is true +2 -2
I think it may be true +1 -1
I don’t know +½
I think it may be false +1 -1
I am sure it is false +2 -2
This system of awarding marks is called `confidence weighting’.
Just a suggestion – try this out with your child on five questions when he or she is feeling relaxed and confident. Then try a further five questions on a day when your child is under the weather, upset, tired and worried.