As I've mentioned before, I have the students glue my grading policy into their notebooks at the beginning of the year.
On the very next page in their notebook is a calculation page that they can use to help them calculate their current grade.
The first two notebook pages in any unit always consist of:
- a unit overview page (example) that contains:
- the essential question for the unit
- the learning goals for the unit
- vocabulary from the unit
- the MN state standards related to the unit
- a score tracker page (example) that allows students to track their assessment and reassessment scores
- add up all the assessment scores in their notebook (using the most current score for any one standard)
- count how many standards they've been assessed on
- divide the sum of their assessment scores by the number of standards they've been assessed on
- This gives them a score that is between 0-4, which they can compare to the grading policy page in their notebook to convert to their letter grade.