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Re: is this good enough?


From: gail kizis (smokealarm7_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 19 2002 - 17:53:56 PST

Thanks for your comment.The frustrating thing is ... I do have those
specific requirement, standards, percentages, and rubrics in place and still
get this response. This is the 3rd one so far this yr. where mommy has
pulled me into the asst. principal's office. arghh again
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marian Colman" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:28 AM
Subject: is this good enough?

> If you have a clear explanation of your grading system on the syllabus, no
> one will ever challenge you on it. If they do, you have documentation to
> justfy any student's grade. My grades are compiled as follows: 30%
> ( based on attendance and productivity) 50% actual classroom projects and
> 20% homework and organization of sketchbook/binder. I agree, no homework,
> no A. Any students who earns an A in any of my classes is exemplary in
> 3 categories. This truly "separates the men from the boys". ( sorry for
> sexist comment, bu it is a good analogy)..Many of my students do good work
> in class, but had a 50 average or below for homework. This will
> substantiually lower the overall grade. It is black and white and no one
> can argue with it. By the way, each student signs the syllabus on the
> day indicating understanding of the grading policy.
> Marian
> ---