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Re: Grading at the Elementary Level

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 17:49:20 -0500


Hi, I also tell my students that their "art grade" is based on their efforts
in class. I realize it all circulates aroung self-esteem at this age..but
there are certain kids who look at you sometimes like you are a babysitter,
not a teacher...and they need to be reminded of approporaite behavior and
effort. My system is big into putting a comment on every report card so I
really address each students abilities and effort in that section. So far I
have only given out a few NI---mostly for behavior issues OR if a kid won't
simply do ANYTHING and I do have a few of those winners! (But the grade
NEVER comes as a surprise to them..because we've talked about it.) It makes
it hard to comment on every kid, but it also lets the students parents who
are really doing well..know that information as well as the others who are
being detrimental to class know that info as well. I sometimes give S+ and
S-...which helps to emphasize their skill level (on the positive side of
that) and their effort and/or behavior (on the negative side). I've actually
had parents comment on the "comments" that they appreciate the information.
Take care, Stephanie