What are your class averages?

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  1. Peregrin5

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    I have pretty solid 75%'s for all of my classes and they've held steady for a while now. I've heard of classes who have higher class averages though and last year some of my classes had averages of 80% while others had averages of 65%. What's normal?

    I have a few kids who are just not completing major assignments and blowing off tests. I require them to participate in class, but I can't force participation at home when they have large projects due. So some Fs, but also a lot of As.
     
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    Our language classes are tracked according to CP, A and H levels. I find that CP generally has a high C, low B average. I teach all A and AP this year and my averages range from mid to high B. I do have a class with a 92% average! It's interesting because I have two sections of that level and the other class's average is a mid B and they do the same stuff, so I can tell that the 92% average class performs at a much high level. I might have to start differentiating and challenging them more.
     
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    My class averages are on the high side: B- to A-. My CP English classes are a little lower than my world language classes, but I believe this is because the language (French) tends to attract more self-motivated students (not always though!) and so the averages tend to be higher. The B- section is an English class with lots of As and Fs -- it's a very diverse group of learners. I'm still trying to figure out how to differentiate for some students with major learning needs.
     
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    Five of my classes average around 80%. One class is at 59%. Multiple truancy and disciplinary issues in that class.
     
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    My classes usually stay between an 85-90%.
     
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    Mine are always equal numbers of As and Fs, with a smattering of everything else. Too many kids don't want to do anything, plus they know that passing one quarter is enough to pass for the year given our grading rules. This is pretty typical for my school.
     
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    depends upon the courses I'm teaching. This semester I have really advanced students that care about their grades. I only have one F out of 100+ students. About 40% have an A - which is really high for me - typically I have about 50% of my students getting a B with about 20-25% getting an A.
     
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    Adding, when I'm not teaching advanced students, I tend to count the number of Fs, not the number of As. I'm lucky if I get any A's and have around 45 % F's.
     
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    So I'm guessing they fluctuate from class to class.
    I guess I have pretty uniform classes this year, since all of them have a 75% average.
     
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    Mine always have a very strong correlation to attendance. So many kids don't come to school and attendance policies have no teeth.
     
  12. Letsgo

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    This is always interesting to me. I teach juniors, sophomores, and honors sophomores. Our junior class has much worse behavior, attitudes, and grades than the sophomore class. We had a big administration change 3 years ago, and each class has gotten better and better. The current juniors are the last class that have some of the bad attitudes and entitlement; current freshmen and sophomores seem much better. This is a private school, also.
    juniors: 75% and 80%
    Sophomores: 88% and 87%
    Honors: 94% and 95%
     
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    I'm responding late to this, but my class averages for Q1 are:

    70 (academic level)
    72 (academic)
    90 (honors)
    90 (honors)
    72 (academic)

    There is a huge fluctuation between academic and honors, but my academic and honors classes, exclusive to each other, are all around the same score.
     

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