I have a code which I use in my grade book. Right now I have 18 comments
which I have come to use most regularly. They are things like,
"different drummer", 'advanced idea', 'hurried, fast' and 'not following
instructions'. They seem to work whether I am referring to an
assignment or when I am recording the type of activity which is going
on during the class.
My comment codes are written up, copied and laminated so that I can have
one on each grading page.
From: Woody Duncan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 10:36 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Grading
You might come up with the 10 to 20 generic comments that
might fit various observations of seeing kids work in progress.
So, rather than writing something down you could simply check
number 7, 11, or 19. This would most likely cover 96% of
your comments. If these comments were in your computer you
could print out comment sheets on every student at grade time.
For a few students (the 4%) you would have to type something
unique in. I'm glad I never graded 450 students. In Middle
School I had perhaps 120 students.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> Please forgive me if I am bringing up a subject that you've already
> but I've been cut off from this website for many months. I just
> grades for 450 kids. ...........
>........ Has anyone come up with a way to accurately
> knowlege what the kids are doing in an easier fashion? Gail E.