Grading Quizzes

When Math Happens

In a previous post, we looked at how I create quizzes based on the grading scale I stole from Niles New Tech. Be sure to read that post first before going through this one. Here, we’ll take an in-depth look at a recently graded quiz. To start, let’s see the grading scale again.

SBG Rating Scale

When grading quizzes, the goal is to gain a holistic picture of student understanding (using the descriptors in the scale above) based on the work and explanations given. In order to help with this process, I give a proficient, advanced, and mastery level question for each concept being assessed on the quiz. This provides a solid framework to analyze student thinking and also helps make the process more black and white.

In theory, a student’s grade will turn out like this.

Scenario 1:

  • Student gets the proficient level question correct with a solid explanation. However…

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