Help- 4th grade Pearson math test.

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  1. Emmy&Me

    Emmy&Me Rookie

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    Pearson Math, Topic 3 test. 19 questions, son missed 4 and received a 68. Do these tests have different weights on their answers? He's always gotten 100 up to now so I'm not sure. Confused because his grade should be 10 points higher. The questions he got wrong are not 2 part or any more involved then the ones he got right. Anyone know? I'm not familiar with Pearson, we teach My Math at my school. Trying to get some insight before I send a note in.
     
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  3. gr3teacher

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    I don't know the specific test, but if he got 15/19, he should have gotten approximately a 78 or 79.
     
  4. otterpop

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    I think it's okay to send a note - nonaccusatory, just ask "Could you explain how the grading on tests works? I don't understand how to read the points here."
     
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    While our assessments are different, since they are district-created, I know that our tests have different "weights" to them, in that some are "level 2" questions, some are "level 3" questions, and some are "level 4" questions (meaning not taught, but requiring them to apply their understandings). Thus, students could get 9/15 and receive a "3", because 6 of the points are "level 4" questions. I'd expect it's having to do with some form of weighting, but better to ask kindly just to check!
     

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