Sonya Shafer discusses what exam week sounds like in a Charlotte Mason homeschool, focusing specifically on the content as well as the scheduling of the exams.
I’m not sure where this notion got started, but somehow there’s an idea floating around that Charlotte Mason “didn’t do tests.” Let’s set the record straight: Charlotte Mason gave exams at the end of every twelve-week term. In fact, she devoted an entire week to those exams three times a year.
However, exams under a Charlotte Mason approach are not simply fact-regurgitation. They are more like essay questions that invite a student to discuss their personal recollection and understand of a particular topic. She goes into specific examples covering a wide array of subjects as well as explains how to prepare exam questions.
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