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Re: Grading in elementary

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jrlarson_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Feb 02 2004 - 13:28:29 PST


Re: Grading in elementaryThanks Rachel. Do you use a rubric, or grade and walk.
Thanks,
Betsy
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  From: Rachel Collings
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 2:48 PM
  Subject: Re: Grading in elementary

  I grade every 9 weeks in my elementary school. My 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders get letter grades, the younger ones are graded more on development and cooperation. I see my students once a week for an hour. I'm at two elementary schools. I find that the older kids don't have a lot of finished projects to grade in the 9 weeks, so I grade them in stages. I also grade their sketches and any class work we do together. It's a lot of work, but grading in stages seems to help produce stronger works of art. I am able to catch the "oops" things and can re-teach or repeat a demonstration if I see my students aren't grasping the concepts of the assignments.

  hope that helps.
  rachel

    Hi, I am trying to get feedback for an upcoming meeting.
    There is a question why we don't grade every nine weeks. .
    My question is: are there any elementary art people out there who grade every nine weeks?
    If so, how many students do you have? and do you see them more than once a week?
     I think that giving grades would have us be considered more important, but do think it would be a disservice to the kids. It would be like grading the student every two weeks in the regular classroom.
    Any feed bback would be helpful.
    Still off my computer and borrowing my husbands.......
    Thanks,
    Betsy
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