Giving Grades

  1. Grading Homeschool High School

    So, you've bitten the bullet and decided not to end your homeschooling journey after junior high.  You are entering the high school years and some of the things you embraced about homeschooling are being challenged, such as not giving grades.  High school is a different animal, but not necessarily a scary monster.  You should write course descriptions and keep accurate...
  2. Giving Grades for Elementary Level Part 3

    In previous blogs, we discussed potential difficulties with giving grades for elementary level work.  We provided grading options.  Today we will look at two more drawbacks to evaluating students' work by awarding letter grades. Most children are lazy when it comes to school work.  They want to expend the least amount of effort possible to get through those pesky worksheets...
  3. Grading Elementary Level Students Part 2

    Grading Elementary Level Work Part 2 In the previous blog, we began looking at how to grade, or evaluate, the work of elementary level students. The idea was put forth that giving letter grades is counter-productive to mastery learning and an obstacle to instilling a love of learning. To illustrate this point further, consider a cook preparing a special meal. ...
  4. Home School: Giving Grades

    Grading   Over and again at conventions, through emails and phone calls homeschooling moms ask about grading their children’s work.  This blog is the first in a series focusing on giving letter grades.  Today we will begin a discussion on grading elementary level work.   Grades are an individual matter.  There is no single, absolute right way to grade students’...

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