Friday, November 03, 2006
The Grading Dilema
I have been thinking a lot about Tony Winger's presenation and how I can adapt my grading policies and categories. Right now, I still have the same general categories for grading: tests, quizzes, homework, labs, etc. I know, I know...terrible! I have been asking several questions to people who have already implemented new grading categories, just to gain a better understanding. Next semester I plan to try some different categories like responsibility, content knowledge, etc. to see how communication changes with the students and parents. I still have a lot of questions that I need to figure out for myself about late work, the daily assignments given out, how to split the point values for asssignments for the different categories...Ok, I have a lot of questions and uncertainties about this. I'm anxious to try some new things out and see how they go for next semester.