Determining Grades For Algebra 2 (Sophomores in High School) (My Algebra…
Determining Grades For Algebra 2 (Sophomores in High School)
Pros: Creates a positive connotation with grades. Students experience success as they "level up." Starts students at 0, let's them build up.
Cons: More work on the teacher. Most grading systems in schools do not support this type of grade progress. The gaming model does not appeal to all students.
Definition: The use of game mechanics to grade material. Creates check points in grades as opposed to percentages.
Pros: Easier for a teacher. Standard grading for most school systems. Easier breakdown of grades.
Cons: More strictly achievement based. Quite often is based on student knowledge, and may not always fully represent a students work ethic.
Definition: Simple letter grades based on achieved standards. Single overall grade based on a combination of skills, knowledge, performance, and conduct.
Purpose of a grading system:
The purpose of a grading system should be to reflect a students
of subject material. This can be assessed in multiple ways through testing, projects, etc. A grade should also reflect
. Student's should have to work hard to get good grades, and this is a skill that translates to college and life after high school.
My Algebra Gradebook
30% of overall grade
Quizzes given weekly throughout the year. Quite often this will average 5-7 per quarter. 2nd form of assessment. Students are given a note card as a study tool to help them learn what they do not know.
Daily homework given. Scores out of ten. First form of assessment. Each student is given 6 points for attempting every problem. After assignment is graded, 4 problems are picked to score out of 4 to add to score. Because of how frequent the assignments are, a missed assignment will not hinder a grade too much.
20% of overall grade
35% of overall grade
Tests are given at the end of each unit. This usually equates to 2-3 tests per quarter. Tests are the final form of assessment before moving on. Often, if a student does not receive a satisfactory grade, they will be required to connect with me to make sure they are ready to move on to the next chapter.
This is defined as in class work and projects. Provides opportunity for students to gain extra points or better grade to help overall score. Scores are varied.
15% of overall grade
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