Are substitute teachers allowed to grade?

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  1. Ms.Holyoke

    Ms.Holyoke Connoisseur

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    Today, I was subbing for an instructional assistant. Due to MCAS testing and other factors, there really wasn't much of anything for me to do. One teacher gave me papers to grade and enter scores for. It was just multiple choice so it was easy to grade. I was under the impression that subs weren't supposed to give grades on tests due to confidentiality but I obviously couldn't refuse. Is this a common practice?
     
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  3. mrsammieb

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    When I subbed I always tried to grade the papers if I could. I figured they could trash them if they wanted to use them. I didn't know there was a "policy" about it.
     
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    This may be district-specific. It's hard to cite confidentiality rules when a sub would normally have access to all sorts of student information, but I suppose it's possible.
     
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    I wouldn't ask my sub to grade any writing but I have had them grade multiple choice quizzes before. I see no problem with it. But Caesar is right, some districts may have certain rules and regulations about grades.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    I wouldnt count anything someone graded other than than myself for record keeping. I allow subs to put check marks and happy faces on papers that are review. But nothing that matters.
     
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