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Re: grading strategies


From: Dennis Freeman (freemad_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 17:36:12 PST

on 3/25/02 12:38 PM, at wrote:

> Dear Art Friends:
> I am in a quandary. I am trying to come up with a "new" grading system for
> next year. Currently, the grades I give on major projects consist of a
> participation grade, an effort grade and the actual project grade. I don't
> have a problem with this except when I feel that a student takes the easy way
> out or chooses something "below" their skill level. I was thinking about the
> way they score a dive or figure skating by using a "degree of difficulty" in
> the scoring process. I want to be able to encompass a degree of difficulty.
> I have a mix of students grades 9-12 in most of my classes. Do any of you
> utilize this system or have I completely lost my mind?
> sign me---3 days before Easter break aaaahhhhhhhgggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Peace
> gabrielle
> ---

Gabrielle - I'll second what Judy had to say: self-evaluation works with HS
kids! Not only is it simple and "de-mystifying", but it supports quality,
challenging projects, since we set the standards ahead of time.
Dennis in Wyo.