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Re: fair grading

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Sun, 24 Jan 1999 05:19:28 EST

Although I now teach Junior High, I grade them just as I graded my elementary
children. I give approximately (and this is an average) four grades for each
1- is always for CRAFTSMANSHIP. I look for very "tangible" evidence of this
pride in their work. Paper flat and smooth without bends or crinkles,
"mistakes" incorporated into work,medium appropriateness, etc...
3- DRAWING. Following our rules for either observing if drawing from life,
preliminary sketches, using the whole sheet of paper, etc...
4- A GRADE FOR THE DESIRED SKILL OR CONCEPT. This just varies with every
project. A watercolor painting project would come stipulations that at least
2 techniques were incorporated, or a oil pastel project might require the
blending of pastels, instead of simply "coloring in" like one might do with
Hope this helps, it has taken me quite a lot of soul searching and fumbling
through other systems to arrive at this method, but it is what is working for Takes me just a second longer to record, but students know that
they are accountable for each and every aspect. I get better work, and leave
little room for argument of subjective grading in art.