Friday, February 16, 2018

Grading Surprise


I'm covering an English class at the continuation high school for two weeks. Their teacher retired. So, that means I have to make sure the assignments get graded and recorded. Which hasn't been too difficult since the majority of the classes aren't bothering to attempt the assignments.

On Friday I was caught up with the grading. I had returned the papers to the students. I explained that any papers that hadn't gotten over 70% weren't getting credit. (This is the policy of the school. They can redo and resubmit for credit.) Alas, the two girls who had completed the assignment had only gotten 30% correct.

One of the girls, after I had explained said, "Wait. You're grading this?"

Um, yeah. What did she expect? Why would I give an assignment and not check it for completeness and accuracy?

Deep sigh. I guess she just wanted me to give her credit for writing words on paper. But that's not how I roll.

16 comments:

  1. They do try it on sometimes, don't they?! You must have the patience of a saint.
    That's Purrfect

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  2. Oh, good grief. How have you not pulled out all your hair? I suppose the crafting helps. ~grin~ Hope you're feeling back to normal after being so sick.

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    1. Thanks. I haven't been that sick, especially compared to lots of folds. And yeah, I'm better.

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  3. You mean you don't just hand out assignments because you're bored? Or want to torment students for a class period? You actually expect them to put some effort in? Wow! I don't think I could handle your job.

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  4. Yes, the assignment you were given in class will be graded...shocking.

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  5. The teacher retired before the school year was over??

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    1. Let's not start that particular discussion. I figured it was better to just let that whole part of this thing slide...

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  6. Hi Liz - well what do they expect ... you to flout the rules? Kids today ... just have a peaceful weekend - cheers Hilary

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  7. Surprise! Your work is to be graded! Oh, my...

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    1. Yeah. It's like they were on sub behavior and didn't realize that I was their teacher for two weeks. Deep sigh.

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  8. That is part of what is wrong with the kids today...they expect to be given everything! Good for you for sticking to your guns! Reply to your comment....I love wild socks but NO I have not gotten into the mismatched thing. I just can't bring myself to do that! haha...

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    1. Keep in mind this is the *continuation* high school. These are the kiddos that weren't doing work at the traditional high schools, so of course they're not going to want to do work here.

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  9. I've had a few subs in the past that didn't give grades, but, still, I would never assume that a grade wouldn't be given. 🤔

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    1. For a day, of course we don't grade. But when it's more of a "long term" situation...

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