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Lesson Plans

Re: grading advanced kids

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Fran Marze (
Sun, 22 Mar 1998 11:48:36 -0500 (EST)

I also would like to continue to get input with the advanced class
grading. I find that the most difficult. The ARt I and II are much easier
as I have set projects. However, in all classes and in our art classes at
our school, we give participation grades so we daily keep a record of how
the student is doing. That helps. I still try some assignments for all but
try to do three projects a nine weeks. I'm just wondering if that is
enough. Perhaps we can get a dialogue going and help each other. Now I am
doing my grades on the cmputer and had problems with damaged files and
it's Sunday and I'm starting over. I have four classes up to date and am
working on the last two now on paper while going over email messages.
This year I have ARt II and Art IV together and this has been even harder.
With my mom in the hospital this nine weeks, too, I have been lax with
checking sketchbooks. It's been enough to stay current with everything
else. I do have a lot of evaluation sheets and would happily mail them out
if you wish. Fran in Pittsburgh

On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Ron Pachter wrote:

> My advanced students tend to be a melting pot of a class or two, wherever I
> can schedule them. Mixed talent, training, interest, etc. Grading them is
> most difficult. I want to develop rubrics or a contract (or both) or
> something that I can use as a tool to grade them. With the mix it's
> impossible to give basic assignments (like in 1st year), but I have advanced
> students who have this insane notion that they should get an A because they
> are advanced. I cannnnnnoooottt be the only one out here who is fighting
> this battle. I have tried every idea I have. Please, please help me. If
> you need to snail mail me anything, I will GLADLY pay postage or return the
> favor somehow.
> Part of my plan is to make them help me develop it, but I need expert help
> and you people are the best.
> Marlyn Foell
> in sunny Florida where I sit in shorts enjoying yet another Chamber of
> Commerce day.