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Old 05-12-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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I feel over assessed. We give grades for standards. In reading we have to give 8 grades. We give about 6-7 for writing. Off the top of my head there are at least 10 grades for math. This doesn't include effort grades. We also give approx. 15 grades for character/behavior. I think it is overkill, and very difficult to actually give grades for so many things with accuracy.


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Do you mean graded assignments or grades on the report card?
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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Grades on the report card.
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I give 1 grade for each main subject area. Then under each main area, there is a place for a - or a + if we feel that a child is doing exceptionally well in a certain area or is struggling in a certain area. If a child is meeting my expectations in a certain area, I can leave the box blank. I leave many boxes blank
It looks like you give an awful lot of grades.
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Wow! That's a lot of grades! We give 1 grade per week for ELA and math. We can pull it from tests or projects, but not homework nor classwork. We aren't required to give as many for science or social studies since we mostly do projects. We just have to make sure the child completes the project (no zeros allowed) so it doesn't skew their grade overall.

That gives a child 9 grades per term for ELA and 9 grades per term for math. We give about 4-5 for science and 4-5 for social studies. We alternate science and social studies every few weeks, so that's basically still one grade per subject per week since we only teach each half the term.

ELA is combined reading/writing, so we don't separate them anymore. That makes it much easier!


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Well, I'm 2nd, not 3rd, but in Reading I give grades for Comprehension, Oral Reading, Daily Work, & Phonics (which has a vocab element). In L.A. I give grades for Writing, Mechanics, Oral, and Daily Work.
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On our report card we have 1 reading, 1 writing, 1 math, 1 social studies, and 1 science.

As far as recording grades, we assign one grade for every standard. That grade can not include anything to do with behavior, effort, an average of their assignments, or a comparison to other students. It must only assess the student's mastery of the standard. There are parts of this I like and parts I don't like.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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We have to give two grades per week in each subject we teach. Our report card subjects are Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

When I taught Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies I had to give 6 grades, for 60 students each week.
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On the report card we assign grades for the following (each * gets a grade of 4, 3, 2, 1, NA or NT):

Language Arts:
*Listens and speaks for specific purposes
*Locates and uses information from a variety of sources
*Reads with accuracy and fluency
*Reads with understanding
*Writes with purpose, clarity, and expression
*Edits for usage and mechanics in own writing
Reading Effort
Writing Effort

History and Social Science:
*Explains how the people and events of the past have influenced the present
*Reads maps and understands the impact of geography on culture
*Recognizes the structure of government and the relationship among rules, laws, and becoming a good citizen
*Recognizes the structure of government and the relationship among rules, laws, and becoming a good citizen
History and Social Science Effort

Mathematics:
*Represents numbers accurately and demonstrates an understanding of number relationships
*Computes numbers with fluency and makes reasonable estimates
*Measures with accuracy and makes reasonable estimates of measurements
*Analyzes characteristics and properties of geometric figures and demonstrates an understanding of spatial relationships
*Uses data to describe, interpret, and predict events
*Represents situations and mathematical relationships using algebraic symbols
Mathematics Effort

Science:
*Represents situations and mathematical relationships using algebraic symbols
*Demonstrates understanding of the concepts of physical science including matter, force, motion, and energy
*Demonstrates understanding of the concepts of life science including life processes and living systems
*Demonstrates understanding of Earth’s patterns, cycles, changes, and Earth/Space systems
Science Effort

Health:
*Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts
*Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions
*Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors and advocates for personal and community health


There are 12 graded standards under "Life, Work and Citizenship Skills".
Art has 3.
Physical Education has 5.
General Music has 5.
World Languages has 3.
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TGBCW, that's exactly what we have for report cards, plus ee have effort grades. We can't get to everything each trimester (except in reading) we we end up putting N/A on a lot of the grades.


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Old 05-14-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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I tried to take at least one grade per week in each subject. That was the minimum required by the district for elementary classes.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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I have 41 grades to report on my report card.
13 behavior type grades
5 effort grades

This does not include specials like PE and art/music.
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