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How much for homework, tests, quizzes?
Old 07-20-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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I am going to teach 6-7-8 this fall. What would any of you consider an appropriate division of weight for grading--i.e, how much toward homework, quizzes, tests, and projects?


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We have a school policy that we can't count tests more 25%--I count tests & projects in the same category--Quizzes 15%--homework 10% and daily 50% (because there are so many). Hope this helps! What software does your school use? Ours uses "IGPro" by Pearson. It works well for us, except at the end of the year, there is a ridiculous amount of steps in order for us to get year end averages.
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I'm new to the school this year. The school doesn't have a purchased grading program; I believe teachers do their own thing. My thing is going to be to get hooked up with a good grading system as soon as possible! I've just checked out a lot of them, and I'm going to start with one that's free...which is Engrade. I'll see how that goes before I invest in anything.

Thanks for your input!
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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What I personally do with my 7th graders:
25%: Classwork*
15%: Quizzes*
35%: Tests, Large Projects, and Large Essays
15%: Homework*
10%: Binder checks
*Small projects and essays can count as a classwork, quiz, or homework grade.
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This looks in line with what I'm planning; phew! I have binder checks on my list, too. It's so important to help them get organized at this level!

I appreciate your input!


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For 7th grade social studies class
Old 07-25-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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40-50% - tests and quizzes (quizzes are multiple choice and basically test memorization of places, people, etc.)
20-30% - project (I will do 1 major project per quarter; this project grade includes classwork and is subdivided into multiple parts)
30% - classwork and homework

I count homework for a small percentage; I plan on stressing it more this year. I tell the students that is what can make a difference for a letter grade. I am thinking about having the students write a "current events" journal do every Friday as their homework (meaning they would find and summarize a current event and explain your view about it).

We have a school policy where they can get bonus points if they FULLY fill out their agenda during the week. Around half the kids meet the criteria.

I DO NOT give extra credit. The only time I will show "leniency" is in certain unavoidable situations with ESE or ESOL students, but that doesn't mean they get a free pass.
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roughly 1/3
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I'm in a private school and have a fair amount of flexibility, but we're encouraged to go with roughly 1/3 tests/quizzes; 1/3 homework; 1/3 projects.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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There are many paths to 100%, but for what it's worth, here is my breakdown:

40% - test/projects
35% - quizzes
25% - daily work/homework

I do not feel comfortable giving a grade for organizational skills, especially since I have so many inclusion students, so binder and agenda book checks (unannounced) net bonus points.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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My school does 80% tests(summative) and 20% for homework(formative)
Anyways hope y'all have a great day! Sending much love from my school to yours!
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This year I did not weight grades. Iím not required to, and I generally tell kids that all learning is important. Nothing wrong with weighting, I just donít.

I have weighted grades in the past - generally class work was my largest category, followed by projects, then tests/quizzes, and finally homework.

Some of our teachers do preparedness points for students who fill out planners, participate, come to class with materials, etc. I cane from a standards based grading building, so I donít do that, but again, I think thatís personal preference!

I do not do extra credit, period. 99% of the kids who ask for it only ask, because they suddenly wake up and realize grades are due in two days and theyíre failing.


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Old 04-15-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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We are required to weight toward summative by 8th grade, and homework canít count for more than 10%.

Tests:quizzes - 50%
Projects - 20%
Daily Work (in class) - 20%
Homework - 10%
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