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Our school division has recently begun the process of moving to outcomes based
reporting. We have a new report card and are using powerschool to report grades to
parents. Administration requires us to enter grades in all subjects in a K-4 school
every two weeks beginning September 15. Teachers feeling are that this is too soon to
begin reporting meaningful assessment and that every two weeks in non core subjects
is difficult to keep up with. When you only have an art or health lesson once per week,
some projects can take a month. What are your thoughts on this?

2011-10-09
PKamphaus
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I agree with you that Sept 15th is too early and I have difficulty with a fixed timetable like
every two weeks. Teachers should probably be entering symbols (not numbers) for
formative assessments at least twice a week. For summative assessments there should not
be a fixed timetable but each teacher/team should have a public, published assessment
plan that sets out when summative assessments will happen. This will give a clear idea of
when summative scores are likely to be posted.

 

 

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