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Do you know of any school districts that have used a point system of grading? My
school is looking into it. Now it is difficult for parents and students to get a keen sense
of their grade when assessments are weighted 40%' quizzes 20 % etc... I am grading as
usual (60 is the lowest grade) and also trying to see how grades would differ with this
system. Our thinking is we are asking students to go above and beyond and we're using
an antiquated system of grading. I teach in a Middle School. Thanks.

2013-01-05
Debra Robert
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Do you mean a 4 3 2 1 level system which means something like Excels, Proficient,
Approaching Proficiency, Minimal/Not Yet?
If that is what you mean, yes there are many school districts that are using this system -
now the norm, for K-5, becoming very common 6-8, still not common 9-12, although
both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate are level systems - AP 5 and IB -
7.

 

Debra Robert's
Comment

2013-01-06

No. In our elementary schools we use that system. We call it standards - based grading. I am
talking about the teacher assigning the number of points for everything. I know that's how my
college classes work.


The Grade Doctor's
Comment

2013-01-08

"I am talking about the teacher assigning the number of points for everything."

Please explain this more as I do not understand what the approach is?

 

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