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justmeandmybrood



Joined: 14 Mar 2013
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I would love to how others have handled grading for grade school. Here are my specific questions to give you an idea of what I am curious about as I develop our grading system:

1) How do you weigh your grades, and what do you weigh?
My initial idea prior to beginning with Kolbe (this is our first quarter with this curriculum)was: 20% for classwork/effort; 20% for homework (not so much for my 3rd grader, but more for my 5th grader, for whom I will occasionally assign some assignments to complete on his own time - I grade it as % of completion, not % correct, but I am doubting myself there, too!); 30% tests/projects as they come up; 30% quarterly exam

2) For subjects that do not necessarily have tests (other than the final quarterly exam), what do you include in the exam/test group? Or do you simply count only the end-of-quarter exam without any tests?
Math for us has leant itself to my idea of a grading system; however, Phonics, Voyages in English, etc. do not.

3) Do you grade each and every classwork assignment?
In past years I simply counted it as a check for completion and not as a definite percentage correct.

Thank you for your input - feeling extremely overwhelmed with everything right now!
Tina
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:40 pm View user's profile Send private message
Megan Lengyel



Joined: 08 Aug 2006
Posts: 2443
Location: Alpharetta, GA; formerly, Napa, CA; originally St. Louis, MO

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Tina,

I know this question has been asked many times here... just how to weight grades. Here's one thread I found from a few years ago that might be somewhat useful:

http://www.kolbeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=942 (most useful)

http://www.kolbeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=152

Topics about giving grades, but not necessarily weighting:

http://www.kolbeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=2481

http://www.kolbeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=2475

http://www.kolbeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=2007

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justmeandmybrood



Joined: 14 Mar 2013
Posts: 26

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Thank you so much, Megan! I found several of those posts on my own, but missed the most helpful one, so I appreciate your help!
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:07 pm View user's profile Send private message
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