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Re: grading homework
Posted:
Jun 20, 2007 10:12 AM


Generally, I have the students grade their own homework each day. This gives them immediate feedback and forces them to read their own handwriting! (which seems to be a growing problem each year.) Homework is a completion grade of 10 points. I do periodically take grades on homework, if we have worked on a certain skill for two days and they have completed homework on the skill both nights. Quizzes are weighted, being valued at 3050 points, tests are worth 100 points. The only down side to this is that some students loose motivation to do their best when it is only for a completion grade. I try to motivate them by challenging them to raise the number of students in class who completed the homework correctly (100% correct) five days in a row. That means if 6 students complete the homework with no errors, the next day the number of students must exceed 6 students...and the following day the number must exceed the day before, etc. If this happens, I allow the students to bring a snack and eat it in class. It does motivate them!



