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My school has been very involved in implementing all of your fixes; however, I'm at a loss.

I teach Choir to grades 4-8 and have been told that I must grade the children. I have 300 students and see most of them only once a week for 45 minutes. Due to the amount of holidays at my school, this only amounts to eight times a reporting session. I have explained that I can't grade the students if I don't have enough contact time with the them. Listening to the children individually isn't a possibility.

The students love to sing and sing well. The choirs produce and the school is happy with the results. I don't want to give them product-based evaluation because the course is singing.

In the past, I have only ever had to give anecdotal comments on the report card.

Any advice?

2010-11-26
Duncan Frater
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I agree very strongly with your point of view and I suggest that you try to convince your
administration that they are asking you to be unprofessional. I say this because they are
asking you to use poor assessment practices and make judgments about students without a
sufficient body of evidence.

 

 

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