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My sons third grade teacher does not weight grades at all. She say that EVERYTHING is equal- tests, projects, science fair, reports, homework and classwork. She doesnt check or track weather or not homework is turned in and then RANDOMLY choses one or two homeworks and classwork for the trimester to grade and then factors it in as a test score. My son - whose average test scores in math is 95% got a C+ in Math (84%). He was devastated. :-( Is that an acceptable form of grading?

2012-04-03
Stephanie Criona
 

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Grade
Doctor
says:

Definitely not. The teacher should only include summative assessments in your son's
grade. But especially in grade 3 your son should not be "devastated' by his grade. In the
big picture the grades he gets in grade 3 do not matter; what matters is that he (and you)
knows that he understands the math very well as shown by his test scores. Please help him
to understand that what matters is what he learnsNOT his grades.

 

 

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