EZ Grader

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  1. prinjess82

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    I just moved to first grade and grading is new to me. Does anyone know where i could get one of those EZ grader sliding scales that figures out grades? I don't need an online thing just a handy paper copy. Do any stores carry them? thanks.
     
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    You can go to ezgrader.com. As far as stores go, I'm not sure who would have them. I'm assuming any teaching supply store would carry them.
     
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    I would think that any teacher store would carry them!
     
  7. BioAngel

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    I got mine at a teacher store. :) They should have them--- if they don't I'm sure they wouldn't mind ordering one for you.

    I think once I bought that I felt like a real teacher. In school, I always saw my teachers with them. :D
     
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    I searched online for it and found the best price and ordered it. It's made things easier to grade so far!
     
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    You can also use quickgrade at quickgrade.net, it's 100% free!
     
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    Ditto to everyone above. I have a green one for home and a pink one for school :) Make sure you put your name on it though! Also, there are two different kinds (circular and rectangular) I use the rectangular one. I've never really looked at the other one but it's to each their own :)
     
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    One of my coworkers actually found one at the Dollar Tree sometime this year. I don't think they still have them there-but any teacher store or website should have them.
     
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    Any teacher supply store should have and yes, I've seen a version at the Dollar Tree as well.
     
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    I've never seen one.

    What do they do-- convert ratios to percentages?

    All my tests are out of 100%, and all my quizzes out of 10 points.
     
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    It's a slide chart...You line up how many questions in a little window on the chart, then you look down to see how many a kid got right and it lists the percentage...I just do the dividing when I 'do' percentage grades, which isn't often...I find it easy enough to do in my head, truthfully. Can't imagine too much of a need for one in grade 1.

    http://www.ezgrader.com/
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing! I love to find teacher tools/resources that are FREE! This will come in handy when I don't have one readily available.
     
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    I remember the topic coming up a few years ago on a thread when someone didn't know how to convert a 'number correct' into a percentage grade...:dizzy:
     
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    I saw an EZ Grader at the Dollar Tree for $1.
    I have a paper one. If you PM me your address, I'll send it to you.

    I am sure you know, but just in case you forgot to figure out the percent, divide the numerator by the denominator (so top divided by bottom) Example 4/8 = 4 divided by 8= .50 bring the decimal point two to the right and you've got 50%.
     
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    I rarely give percentages either; if I do, I use a calculator if my brain isn't working (which is frequently these last few weeks of school!).
     
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    Still at my Dollar Tree
     
  21. Sarge

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    Don't you have computers in your classrooms?

    There's a iPhone app called Groovy Grader. It's free.
     
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    I've never actually used one myself-I just do it in my head. It would take me way too long to grade if I had to get out the EZ grader for each paper.
     
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    I just made one in excel in 5 minutes.

    Anybody want to buy it for $6.99?
     
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    Or, you could be like this mean sixth grade teacher and only put the points on students papers, then make the STUDENTS figure their own percentage...

    Oh, wait, the OP is first grade...and two years ago...
     
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    There's also an app fo your iPhone called "calculator". It works really well for me.
     
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    I have always made the students figure out their own percentages. They would get a test back with 19/23 on it and they would figure it out. This is a real-world example of using the math skill of coverting between fractions, decimals and percent. In 1st grade it would never happen--they don't get "number grades" on anything.
     
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    Or with first graders have the PARENTS figure out the percentage. That may be quite funny in and of itself.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I make my sixth graders figure their own percentages too! It gives them continual practice for converting a fraction/ratio into a decimal and then a percent. As for my gradebook, I use PowerTeacher and it figures everything out for me.
     

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