Just gave my 4th graders their exam and not a single person got an A. The highest grade was an 89/100. I know I went over all the information and they had all the notes and specific things to study in their notebooks. This test is the lowest test grade any of them have gotten. I think the low grades might be accounted for because today is the last day before winter break. But of course, it might have also been me. So I curved all grades by 11 points (to bring the highest grade to a 100). After I added the 11 points to each test, each kid made just about their normal test scores. Was curving the test a good thing to do? Also, one kid always takes a really long time to finish. She's allowed extra time. Time allowed for the test is 80 min and she had about 180 min to finish. By the end of the time, I told her she had to turn in her test, time was up. She started crying and asking for more time. I told her "no". I graded the test and she only had half of it done. I just felt like she wasn't using her time. The extra time she was in my room she was just sitting there. I would remind her she needed to finish, needed to focus, asked if she had any questions, etc. But in the end, she had only done half of the test. Was grading this test half finished the right thing to do?