In a message dated 3/21/2004 4:08:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
When doing a project that takes several weeks or longer how do you spread the
grade over the quarter? When we do large projects I always run into the
problem of having too few grades in my grade book. I have tried progress grades
but haven't come up with a way that works very good.
I teach high school and I also do progress grades but I use a general rubric.
We need to post 2 grades a week. I wrote a simple rubric for 2-D projects and
one for 3-D which I use as my guide. I make most of my progress grades 20
points. If it is a complex assignment, I may grade it as 50 points. When they
finish the project, I grade it for 100 points. I walk around the room with my
grade book and grade right in the classroom. This has an immediate effect. Kids
focus more when they know they are being evaluated. Actually, I wish art wasn't
a grade subject but in the educational system "thems are the breaks."
I have attached a file for a 3-D project to give you an ideas of some
criteria. Hope I have helped.