How Grade Paper with Two Sections?

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by Miss_H, Jan 12, 2013.

1. Miss_HRookie

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Hello A to Z!

Need some help figuring out how to grade a grammar quiz I gave Friday.

There are two sections:

First section has 6 questions (fill in the blank) - so I figure it should be worth two points (the correct answer/spelling)

Second section has 4 questions (each questions being worth 4 points).

Sorry if this is a silly question! I am a new teacher and I was given this quiz by one of the other teachers and forgot to ask how they were grading it....AHHH

Miss H.

3. giraffe326Virtuoso

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For elementary, I find it much easier for every assignment to be worth 100 points. Then you only record their average. So, for 10 questions, it would be 10 points each. For things like spelling, I don't mark them wrong (unless it is an actual spelling assignment). I usually take 1 or 2 points off for each misspelled word. So, they would get the answer correct, but next to it, I would write -2 pts.

4. BrendanFanatic

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So 6 x 2=12 points total for section 1; 4x4=16 points total for section 2. You would determine the percentage grade earned by dividing the points earned by 28 and then multiplying by 100.

5. giraffe326Virtuoso

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I should add that when I have 'weighted' a section (and made it worth more than another), students and parents get really confused. I get a lot of notes and phone calls. Something else to consider.

6. a2zVirtuoso

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The best option would be to correct the quiz and put a tally up top. Then ask the other teacher how she is grading it. Then go back through, total, and record. Then learn from the mistake.

Having the same quiz graded 2 different ways within the same grade can cause issues among parents.

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Thank you everyone for your responses!

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