Behavior grade

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  1. Resentful

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    I was talking to a few coworkers of mine. A topic that came up was whether or not behavior was factored into grades. Was a student on the board of one grade bumped up, or not, due to behavior. I brought up that when I was in school we have grade for behavior. A lot of teachers remembered this from their youth. So, in my school behavior grades have gone the way of the dodo. Does your school have a behavior grade? Did you one have as a child?
     
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    I've worked at two different private schools. At my previous one, students received both effort grades & academic grades for each subject. They also received grades for work habits and social/emotional development.

    At my current school, we don't have academic grades, but the effort grades work similarly.
     
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    I teach in a parochial school, but yes we have a conduct grade. It is one grade overall, not for each class. But it provides a cumulative look at a child's behavior throughout the day since every teacher can give or take away points toward their conduct grade. I never had a behavior grade in public schools as a student that I can remember.
     
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    We have citizenship grades.
     
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    I haven't seen a behavior grade in middle since I was in middle schools in the 90s.
     
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    No behavior grades. We separate class grades into standards based grades and class work grades. Behavior is not factored into it at all.
     
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    No behavior grades, but we do have a section where we rate each student's academic behaviors as something they are proficient at or something they are working on.
     
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    We have Citizenship grades, but they are reported separately on the report card from academic grades.
     
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    We don't grade it at all, however I do give participation grades Typically those students who are not behaving do not participate in course discussions, so it ends up reflecting in their grades.
     
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    We have separate behavior and study skills benchmarks outside of content area grades.
     
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    All we grade is academics. We can choose from pre-determined comments for the report card (things like, "is unprepared for class" or "does not use class time efficiently") to discuss behavior. We did have a "work habits" grade when I was in middle school.

    I am all for the citizenship grade, btw. Being a productive member of society isn't all about getting the right answers.
     
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    I was told today that our district has a specific policy which does not allow grades to be tied into behavior in any way.
     
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    Thank goodness we have such guidelines in place. After all, behavior, manners, social skills, etc. are really not all that important for success later on in life.Achievement on standardized tests are way more important life skills as we all know.
     
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    I thought it was unfortunate. I hadn't really heard of anything like that before.
     
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    We have a conduct and a responsibility grade.
     
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    :spitwater:
     
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    If they have reports on their behavior and comments on areas that need improvement that is one thing, but if a school were to factor their behavior into their academic grade that would be demoralizing not to mention pitiful.
     
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    I don't think that's what they mean. I think it's about separate grading systems for behavior/citizenship.
     

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