I already switched a few seats....
I really want to switch over to the Common Core Curriculum, THIS year instead of waiting...but I am having a little issue...and maybe those of you who have already switched can help me figure this out! How do you GRADE?
All the research I am doing lets me think I can throw away the Teacher Editions and start using real literature and solid curriculum standards instead of the textbooks and normed TESTS...so how do you use a rubric assessment and translate it into A,B,C,D,F?? Do you have a formula?
This is what I was thinking...take all the standards, divided it into four (for the 4 nine weeks of school) and use a check-off sheet to determine the % of standards they master in each nine weeks, as compared to the whole year.
As an example, let's say in Math they have to Master 20 skills...(20/4=5)...so in the first nine weeks they should master 5 out of 20..10 in the second nine weeks, 15 in the third...you get the picture!
Let's pretend they master 7/5 skills in the first nine weeks...that is an A (over 100%)...then they master 2 more skills by the second nine weeks 9/10...still an A (90%)...here comes the 3rd nine weeks and they now have 10/15 mastered...66%...so now they earn a D...Do you see how this is going? So maybe my plan isn't going to work.....
I really NEED your help...using the CCCS how do you score and grade?