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Re: Noise Level and Regaining Control


Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 19:04:29 PST

> In a message dated 2/11/02 8:20:17 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> << 25% of my students grade, reflects their behavior upon entering my
> room. >>
> In a message dated 2/11/02 10:17:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> I teach high school in NY. I've been told by my principal that it is
> illegal
> to give a grade based on behavior but I am allowed to give a grade based on
> class participation. At the end of class each day I collect their work and
> if they've done nothing or hardly anything they get a zero for the day.
> Does
> anyone know more about this?

I don't know anything either, but when I had to, I referred to my class
participation grade as a grade that reflected whether or not the student was
"on task" . I think its really PC (politically-correct)
for the old-fashioned "behavior".

Holly :0)