tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post1233461533871287342..comments2019-05-23T03:01:44.003-07:00Comments on What It's Like on the Inside: Fight the Good FightThe Science Goddesshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02846516022505481326noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post-43929783458056707102011-09-05T13:28:51.986-07:002011-09-05T13:28:51.986-07:00Hi, Lynee,
Sorry that it's taken so long to r...Hi, Lynee,<br /><br />Sorry that it's taken so long to reply!<br /><br />First of all, averages are more susceptible to extremes/outlier scores. You might have even used an example with your students to show how much "damage" a zero can do to a set of scores that are all in the A range. Therefore, the median is really a better statistical measure for the kind of data grades represent.<br /><br />As for your second question---I do both. I organize by standard first, and then the type of assignment. However, I don't "weight" any of the assignment categories and just look at summative information. If you click on the "grading" tag for this post, you should see some examples of gradebooks.<br /><br />I do write some scores on assignments---especially summative ones. Otherwise, I let kids know how they are doing with feedback. Sometimes, it's written. But usually, due to time constraints, it's oral. <br /><br />Hope this helps!The Science Goddesshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02846516022505481326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post-92090913456964159702011-08-06T12:58:51.443-07:002011-08-06T12:58:51.443-07:00I am very interested in this approach but the deta...I am very interested in this approach but the details are where I need some additional information.<br /><br />A couple questions-<br />1. Why aren't grades averaged? Do you do a median score?<br /><br />2. Rather than putting in individual assignments into the gradebook, do you put in the standards/goals/benchmarks?<br /><br />3. Do you write any score on the top of assignments? How do you let kids know how they are doing? <br /><br />And a comment - <br />I don't know any teachers that are "unwilling" to grade without effort/achievement mixed in. They simply do because administrators want to see higher class grades. Including effort artificially raises the average.Lynee Zajac Beckhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06859436823826170876noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post-65127641450835376612009-07-25T12:34:00.257-07:002009-07-25T12:34:00.257-07:00I know that standards-based grading seems more rea...I know that standards-based grading seems more reasonable than traditional grading, but still don't understand this parachute example and not averaging scores.<br /><br />So, how do we determine what the kids actually learned? If Student C were in the gradebook, would her final grade be a 60(her average score), 40(her final score) or 95(her best score)? <br /><br />I want to do standards-based grading this year, but my district is still in traditional grading. How can I do it?AtlantaTeacher1976https://www.blogger.com/profile/01400155537800669907noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post-54095692788187544862007-02-04T07:06:00.000-08:002007-02-04T07:06:00.000-08:00Ok - this is similar to the grading that dy/dan us...Ok - this is similar to the grading that dy/dan uses (blog.mrmeyer.com). I think it is an interesting concept and I think at my school the admin would have a tougher time adjusting than the teachers would.<br /><br />Thanks for sharing!Shellihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12363634340959613461noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post-91427169125741686762007-02-03T10:27:00.000-08:002007-02-03T10:27:00.000-08:00That is a big problem.
Right now, most elementar...That is a big problem. <br /><br />Right now, most elementary teachers have the reporting system, but not a gradebook program. I think that's a huge mistake on the district's part. If we're going to ask teachers to do this, then we need to provide the right tools and support for them.The Science Goddesshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02846516022505481326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5781401.post-33992321979887947132007-02-03T04:49:00.000-08:002007-02-03T04:49:00.000-08:00Technology could solve many of the time issues rev...Technology could solve many of the time issues revolving around report cards. I have an electronic gradebook (EZ Grade Pro) in which I record, over time, a good amount of data about my students and it has the capacity to record even more. The problem is there's no simple way to transfer that information to an official report card. Instead, any information I want to put on a report card requires a completely separate data entry system, which gobbles up time. With 120 students and 5-week marking periods - well, you do the math.M. Gattonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03657423501430113017noreply@blogger.com