About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Teachers who need help learning about or mastering how to grade and report student progress will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about grading and reporting student progress. Among those who could benefit are:
- Teachers who grade and report on student progress in the classroom
- Teachers who have limited time for professional development or training
- Teachers who prefer multiple ways of learning (visual or auditory)
- Teachers who need to grade and report progress for students with special accommodations
- Teachers who need an efficient way of learning about grading and reporting student progress
- Teachers who need help understanding how to grade and report student progress
- Teachers who use different types of grading and reporting methods
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Grading & Reporting Student Progress chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Grading & Reporting Student Progress chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any educational assessment question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Teachers Will Review:
This chapter helps teachers understand the concepts of grading and reporting student progress. Topics covered include:
- Distinguishing between absolute grading and relative grading in the classroom
- Determining how to select a standard for assigning grades
- Problems that arise when grading based on ability, growth and effort
- Weighing components that will be included in student grades
- Defining the grading rubric and making pass-fail decisions
- Writing statements that describe your grading policies
- Determining how to report learning progress to students and their parents
1. Absolute vs. Relative Grading in the Classroom
In this video lesson, you will learn the differences between absolute and relative grading. Learn in what instances you should choose absolute grading and in what instances you should choose relative grading.
2. Standards for Assigning Grades in the Classroom
This lesson discusses the different standards available when assigning grades. It specifically highlights weighting grades, the point percentage standard, and grading on a curve.
3. Problems With Grading Based on Ability, Growth & Effort
As a teacher, you may be tempted to grade on criteria other than mastery. However, as this lesson explains, grading on the basis of ability, growth, or effort is simply unfair to the students being assessed.
4. How To Weigh Components of Student Grades
Grading a test or worksheet is pretty straightforward, but it gets complicated when trying to figure out students' overall grades. In this lesson, we'll look at how to figure out overall grades, including common components and steps to calculate.
5. Making Pass-Fail Decisions
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can make pass or fail decisions for your students. Learn what criteria to follow to decide whether a student should pass your class.
6. What Is a Grading Rubric? - Definition, Uses & Examples
As an educator, wouldn't you appreciate a path that would make grading assignments easier, as well as showing students exactly what requires improvement? If that's what you are seeking, then rubrics could be the answer.
7. Writing Statements to Describe Grading Policies
This lesson lays out guidelines to follow when writing grading policies. It focuses on adherence to standards, grade weighting, offering answers in advance, and defining activities to be graded.
8. How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents
This lesson describes how to communicate learning progress. It specifically focuses on the tools of summative documentation, formative communication, and standardized documentation.
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