Middle School teachers: How do you break down your grade %?

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  1. kstar03

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    I was wondering how people break down their percentages when grading, especially 7th and 8th grade. I had the following for my student teaching last year but since that was for high school I figured it wouldn't be appropriate. Suggestions?

    Test/Essays: 40%
    Quizzes: 30%
    Classwork/Groupwork: 15%
    Homework: 10%
    Class participation: 5%
     
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  3. Rockguykev

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    Everything my class is point based. Each day is 10 points no matter what the assignment was. Bi-weekly quizzes are 20, monthly tests are 40.

    On average I end up with roughly 30% total in quizzes/tests and 70% in classwork.
     
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    35% Tests and Major Papers, Projects, and Essays
    25% Quizzes and Binder Checks
    20% Classwork
    20% Homework

    *Small Projects, Essays, etc. can be a quiz, test, hw, or cw grade.
     
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    kseed, your breakdown is exactly the same as what I've used for the last two years in 7th LA. It's worked pretty well for me. I do break down large assignments (essays, etc) into smaller pieces. For example, an essay would have prewriting, rough draft, peer review, revisions, and final draft grades. All these grades would count under the text/essay category.
     
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    Our school uses this system:

    Daily/homework = 60%
    Tests = 40%

    That way if a student doesn't test well, but puts forth 110% effort, they still have the chance to get a decent grade!
     
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    Classwork - 25%
    Homework - 20%
    Quizzes - 20%
    Tests - 25%
    Responsibility - 5%
    Class Participation - 5%

    "Class Participation" includes behaviour in class. We're not allowed to call it "Behaviour", so i include it in Participation.

    "Responsibility" includes coming to class on time, with all required materials (pencil, notebook, workbook). It also includes returning signed documents (i give the students a printed progress report every Monday with their recent grades and current class average to get signed and returned on Tuesday).
     
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    Our new principal doesn't want participation to factor into grades at all, so I'm taking that out of my own grade breakdown. This is close to what I'm thinking about (and still undecided about):

    40% Exams, major projects
    40% Quizzes, minor projects
    20% Daily grades (homework, classwork, etc.)

    I still haven't decided whether translation assignments should be considered Minor Projects or Daily Grades. :confused:
     
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    All schools in district have a new policy ours is:

    Drum roll please lol

    40 % daily
    45 % tests
    15 % nine weeks exams

    We also went to the 10 point scale:
    91-100 = A
    81-90 = B
    71-80 = C
    61-70 = D
    60 and below = F
     
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    My grades are based off points but the breakdown looks like this:

    30% Classwork and Homework
    30% Projects
    30% Tests
     
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    10% Quizzes
    20% Homework
    30% Classwork
    40% Tests

    Last year I just took everything for points... Homework was 5 points, Quizzes were usually 20, tests were usually 50-100 points. We'll see how this weighting stuff goes.
     
  12. Mrs. K.

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    Essays/tests/projects = 60%
    Homework/class work/quizzes = 40%

    Simple!
     
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    30%- Tests
    25%- Quizzes
    25%- Classwork/projects
    20%- Homework
     

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