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Dr. O'Connor,
I work in an elementary school in which there is a significant range of sample sizes used for grading. Specifically, some teachers take as few as 5 grades per subject per quarter and I've seen as many as 37 grades for one subject per quarter. In your estimation, what is a reasonable number of grades to collect per subject, per quarter.
Respectfully,
Jim

2014-01-23
Jim
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

The minimum number of scores that we should use to determine a grade is 3 so 4 or 5
summative assessment scores per quarter are about the right number. Please note my
emphasis on summative assessments; in addition to the 3 to 5 summative assessments
there should be 6 to 12 formative assessments that help students to perform well on the
summative assessments. Ideally the formative assessments are 'no mark, comment only'
but if they receive scores those scores should not be included in grades.

 

 

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