I have been swamped! And that is putting it mildly. I have had a lax schedule the last 2 years and my new schedule is adding excitement but couple that with coaching football at a bigger school and being dad to a 4-month old has me swamped. I am using a modified SBG grading this year, my school district uses common grading percentages.

My categories are 40% - Test, 30% Quizzes, 5% Midterm, 5% Written Performance Final, 15% Final Exam and 5% Homework/Classwork. The Midterm and the Final Exam are multiple choice exams. I am using the modified SBG grading for Quizzes and Tests.

For Quizzes, I am grading them using Learning Targets and grading them using C/P/I’s for 3 questions on each learning topic. C means Correct, P means Partial and I means Incomplete. The letters get combined for a rubric based grade. Each LT is worth 10 points. For more info go here: http://statteacher.blogspot.com/2011/06/sbg-reflections-on-sy-201011.html Got the idea from druin.

For test, I am grading them the standard way but grading each problem using a 4 point rubric (http://mctownsley.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-makes-a.html) and assigning problems points based on multiples of 2. So if the problem is worth 8 points, I use the 4-point scale and multiply the result by 2 and likewise if it’s worth 2, I divide by 2. I think this gives each child a chance to earn the most partial credit and it is not based on my feelings about the kid but about what they actually know.

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