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Re: [teacherartexchange] Daily Grade or Progress Grades

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mwhiteec_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Sep 27 2009 - 05:23:54 PDT


Hello, Joe,

I had to record a minimum of two grades per week for each student. My
progress grade, especially during long-term units like ceramics or weaving,
was easy to do and helped me make contact with every student. They earned 25
points if they could demonstrate progress on their assignment; I would start
deducting points in 5-pt. chunks depending on how little they'd done (I did
this twice a week). I liked that I was "checking in" with each student; you
know how you become preoccupied with just a few high-maintenance kids while
the middle-of-the-road ones get somewhat neglected. Since I posted cumulative
grades each week, the students got the message quickly if they started losing
points.

I have a similar technique in my English classes. For lengthy writing
assignments, I developed a progress sheet that tells me at a glance where they
are. It's just a half-sheet of paper and they have to have it out during
class. Maybe you could develop something similar for your students (instead
of printing them out, have it on a big chart to refer them to)?

Maggie

> Hi All,
>
> I need some ideas on how to either do a daily grade or a weekly progress
> grade. I need to increase the number of grade I take through out the 9 week
> and was thinking of doing a daily grades or progress grade. The type of class
> I am needing help in is my ceramic classes. Sometimes our ceramic project may
> take a couple of weeks to work on and if I'm not careful I could only have a
> few of grades.

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