My Grading Philosophy: My Philosophy Of Education

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My Grading Philosophy When it comes to grading I have to same that my grading philosophy will be the same no matter what grade I am teaching. First of all, I feel that a final grade should be made up of many components. Those components should be test, daily grades, quizzes, and class participation. Test should be weighted them most at 50%, daily grades and quizzes should weigh 40%, and class participation should be 10%. There should be at two to three test grades in a grading period and several daily grades and quizzes. I feel that a quizzes should count as a daily grade and use as a tool for a teacher to asses if the students are understanding the material before a test. I also think that projects should be a major grade and fall in …show more content…
For students the teacher should call them up to her desk and show them their grade on any test or project. To communicate any bad or failing grades to parents the teacher should email or set up a parent conference to communicated grades. Communication should not only be for when a student is failing. It is just as important to send an email or to make a quick call to tell a parent that a student is doing well. A parent should never be surprised by a failing grade on a report …show more content…
I believe that there are several purposes for grades and grading. One is to inform the teacher of the learning strengths and weakness and levels of understanding in the classroom. Another reason is to provide students and parents with feedback about the student’s progress, abilities, and achievements. Grades should provide guidance to teachers and students about future course work. To me a grade does not define a child or that child 's capabilities. A grade simply represents the child 's comprehension of the content. A bad grade does that mean that a student is not smart or not capable of learning. A variety of types of assessment, not just test should be used, to show student’s understanding of a topic because children are unique with unique learning abilities. I feel that it is a teacher’s job to anticipate the students ' needs and remain flexible when it comes to grading. During my student teaching placement, I have observed that a lot of teachers have some of the same grading philosophies. For example, most of the teachers believe that if a student does poorly on an assignment and makes a bad grade they should be able to redo the assignment and then take the average grade of both assignments. The reason they average the first grade with the second grade is to keep the grading practices fair across the board. Sometimes

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