What changes have you made to grading in this Covid world?

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  1. MrTempest

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    Since so much has changed this year I wanted to hear how, or if, you are making changes to the way you grade.
     
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  3. tuankiet153

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    Easy grades and flexibility but pretend to be strict to make sure they do work seriously and actually learn something.
     
  4. Tired Teacher

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    I totally stopped grading. It is a freeing experience. The only way I get away with it is I retired this year! :)
     
  5. Ima Teacher

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    Everything is done online. I touch no papers. I give kids more opportunity for redoing assignments after they get feedback from me. I also give more opportunities for bonus points. (“Come to today’s Meet and get to drop one low grade.”)
     
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    First thing I look for, especially with my lower-tier students, is completion. If I let them, many would skip any writing tasks more than two sentences. After that, it depends upon whether I'm working with an online student (who can get the work back and redo what I request / correct) or an on-paper student (who tends to turn in weeks worth of works in a single shot because we're doing pickup / dropoff).
     
  7. CherryOak

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    Very few changes. I expect some really good lemonade to be made. :) They're still capable.
     
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    We are F2F every day. The biggest adjustment is ignoring normal school policy regarding penalties for late assignments. It’s creates more grading work for me but it’s definitely liberating.
     
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    F2F teaching I made no changes, but when we were remote I gave A LOT of leeway as far as completion. I took into account family situations, work schedules, how many kids they had, internet issues, program issues. All in all as long as they attempted something each day they got credit for the day. I had two parents who just didn't get it. There was NOTHING done. Even after several calls home and one even got a home visit from the VP.
     
  10. AmberP

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    It was great to have the kids submit all the assignments online, and there was no unnecessary documentation. Unfortunately, I still had to spend a lot of time filling out paperwork at the end.
     
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    I was going to say no big changes, but this reminded me I’m much more lenient on late work. It’s not so much a decision as a function of the platform we’re using. It’s harder to see how long overdue something is - two days or two weeks - so mostly I just grade it instead of caring about how late it is. In the classroom, I almost always deduct points if it’s more than a couple of days late.
     

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