Managing Your Grade Book
Notes from Podcast #135
THE GRADING SERIES
Podcast # 132 / More Efficient Grading
Podcast # 133 / Good Feedback on Student Work
Podcast # 134 / Coordinating Class Assignments to Manage Your Workload
Podcast # 135 / Grade Appeals and Managing Your Grade Book
Student Caring Moment
How can we get to know our new students?
What we do:
- Daniel uses a survey with these questions.
- Tell me something about yourself that will help me to distinguish you from the other students.
- What is the most recent movie you’ve seen or the most recent book that you’ve read?
- …and your taking this class because?
- Student reactions: “Wow, my professor actually wants to know something about me!”
- David assigns a project to the class where they beak into groups to create a three-dimensional sculpture.
- Each students contributes an object that is representative of who they are.
- In the second class, they present their work to the class which gives not only the professor, but everyone in the class a sense of who they are as individuals.
- Daniel is experiencing a number of grade appeals where the students wanted an “A” instead of the earned “B”.
- We must have evidence of why a specific grade was issued.
- It is essential that we keep good track of every grade for every student.
- Keeping good records of student attendance is something your going to need during a grade appeal.
- Be able to explain your grading rubric / rationale.
- Be certain that you or your spreadsheet is accurate when you calculate the grades.
We welcome your feedback to our work.
Daniel & David