Students who do no work, but ace tests

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  1. JustMe

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    But in many schools the grade does only reflect content mastery as demonstrated through formal assessments. The formative assessments such as homework, classwork, and quizzes are given while understanding is being formed...which is why I don't think they should be reported for official grades. They're still learning. I do think an end of course final grade is supposed to indicate how much a student knows or doesn't know about the subject.

    I will add, though, that I think things such as behavior and completing tasks on time are extremely important, so I love when schools have a separate area on report cards for such things.
     
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    Isn't this how college works a bit? Like the exams are what make the grade?
     
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    Two students in a class where 20% of the grade is classwork and homework completion, not accuracy. You get an 80% at the end of the year. Your test and quiz average was 60% but you did all of your classwork and homework. The other student did no classwork and homework but received 80% for tests and quizzes. Do you really believe you would be the stronger math student because you wrote something on the classwork and the homework.

    If a teacher wants to grade all classwork and homework for accuracy, I can see how those grades MAY add to a mastery grade even though they could be highly subject to cheating. However, when classwork and homework is graded for completion, it shows nothing but compliance. It is great for grade inflation, but completion shows nothing.
     
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    Maybe I should look over my post. I do not know where I thought that doing classwork and homework made me a stronger math student. That is not what I am stating. People know in general what your grade truly reflects. I believe as long as you put in the effort your grade should be decent. Not everyone understands science, math, history, etc... well at least IMO. I think as long as tests are worth a higher percentage it definitely reflects your ability in the test category. However, what about the students who are simply horrible test takers? If you do not mind me asking how do you grade in your class?
     
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