I gave my intermediates a sliding-scale quiz with vocabulary/structure points. I realized something as we graded it. I had a lot of “to write,” “to listen,” “to read” structures (as well as several “in the” structures) on there. The kids who got the first “to” got all of them. The kids who didn’t get the first one got none of them. It not a very good quiz for that reason, except for the part where the kids learned something from it. I ended up saying that they only had to get one structure question right per year of study, because that was about what it worked out to be fair. If I’m going to include structure pieces, I have to include several structures that my second-year barometer kids can get, rather than making them feel rotten, as I’m afraid I did. Even if I throw out this quiz, the kids won’t feel good about it (as I don’t). My purpose is to be able to be happy with them. Luckily we have a speaking assessment the next time.