In the AHL TM there are suggested point values assigned for History (5 points per map/all maps 25 points..) and English.
I am finding it difficult to score the indiviudal items. Did any of you grade History and English some other way (instead of the point values listed)?
Another example that I am challenged by is the Greek Alphabet quiz being worth 5 points. Not sure how to do that.. Perhaps I need to recalculate these subjects so I can see a more understandable grade representation ...?
I understand how to use the recommended 'point' system, it just challenges us a tad on the total grade for our spreadsheet. If you did it another way or have a suggestion to share, please do! Thanks,
Standard disclaimer here: in addition to our ideas, be sure to call the MFW office for some of their ideas too for grading. Several of the staff have done high school years too and might have some better insights.
I’ve just finished week 7 of AHL, so I’m looking ahead. Think of it this way:
The Greek alphabet quiz is worth 5% of their total grade in history for the whole year. So, it becomes easy over the whole year to think of it as 5 points out of 100 points that will be used to determine final grade in the year for history.
The Kings chart is 10 percent of final grade. and so on. Using the give it 5 points is just a quick way to account for percent of final grade.
There are 50 possible right answers on the Greek alphabet quiz. (25 letter names, 25 letter sounds). Add up right answers. I might end up assigning grades this way:
between 45-50 right gets the 5 score
40-44 gets the 4 score (and 7 years... ha ha ha lame)
30-39, get 3 score
The quiz comes after several weeks of some daily work and flashcards and things like that. I don't know how I'll end up doing it, but that's my thinking after looking at it.
Those History essays
5 points means you got an A
4 points means you got a B
3 is a C
1, at least turned in something in writing but it looks like the cat ate it
0 did not do the assignment at all
Then, I use the general A vs. B ideas that are given in the week 1 lesson in Lit/Comp supplement.
One of the history essays I gave a 4.5 instead of a 5 because she didn’t have it done by the extended deadline. We had to extend the due date due to life reasons, but she missed the extension. So, it would have been a 5, but took .5 point off for late. Thought about full point, but didn’t.
The English essays they give more details for evaluating and grade on 10 scale
And so on.
Map work. We’ve only had 2 map work assignments so far. There are specific questions for each map. So, I count up the right answers. I’m not doing it as percentages though.
The map work this week had 15 questions on it. This is how I’m doing it.
If she got 13-15 right, I give it 5 points
12-14 then I give 4 points
9-11, give 3 points
And so on down the scale.
She got a 5 because she got 13 correct and had brain freeze moments on the others where she transferred the information “backwards” (more like upside down) But she followed the instructions on the questions, answered the stuff, did the look up data, turned in on time.
I don’t know if that’s a reasonable scale or not. But she’s capable of the work. Just one way,