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Re: grading with a point system

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Tue, 3 Aug 1999 20:56:53 EDT

In a message dated 8/3/99 4:51:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
McGugan writes:

> Does anyone use a point system for grading? What are examples of
> and their points?

Dear Joy:
I use a point system when grading assignments and I give points for
preliminary drawings and sketches as well as the final project.
for example I do a Cubist project with my Art 3's and they get a:

50pt grade for a research project.

100 pt. for the preliminary sketch with a value pattern drawn in for dark and
light areas

At the end of the assignment they are given 100pts. for design (over all look
and composition) and 100pts. for the craftsmanship of the use of media.

This unit usually lasts 4-5 weeks and is worth 450 pts. Other smaller
project are given less PTAs because they use less time. In my grading, I
have stated to them what was the objective and what the basic requirements of
the assignment are, They know what they have to do to get a "C" and to get
higher they must go beyond the basic requirements. We have critiques mid way
and at the end they critique the works with a written explanation after we
have discussed the pieces.

All of the points that are possible are tallied and a percentage is given for
the points they have aquired. Divide this number into the total possible
and there is the percentage.

I hope this helps,

Ken Schwab
San Jose CA