Journal Entry 3
Information Used When Determining a Grade
The next piece I use is assessment. I use multiple forms of assessment to determine what students know and understand. If I observe the student correctly doing a multiplication problem seven times and then they make a tiny mistake on the ending assessment, I will realize that the student does know the process. I will also use homework, worksheets, and assessments given throughout the unit. I am constantly assessing the students throughout the unit and determining how well they understand the content.
The final piece I use is effort. I think effort is an enormous part of learning. Effort is a big piece in my current classroom. I have students who simply won't turn in homework and often spend their recess' inside completing it. Consequently, these students aren't doing as well in the general education classroom. I have other students who always complete their homework but may have quite a few wrong. Even though the student has them wrong, they complete the work which lets me know what I need to cover further. Even if the student may have done the work incorrectly, they are still putting effort toward their education which will help them a great deal as they get older and move on toward "the real world."
Will Information Count Equally?
Information Given to Parents and Students
Reducing Test Anxiety
It should be handled based on the severity and what it is the student is cheating on. For example, if students are trying to cheat on the WKCE tests, the consequence should be larger than cheating on a homework sheet. Students should understand the severity of both but the teacher can handle it different based on their own cheating policy.