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Posted on October 19, 2014 11:33 pm
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eRazeg
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Grade replacement
Johnny makes a 60 on his formative assessment. He is allowed to re-take the assessment. Should the grade be replaced in the grade book or an additional grade given to him?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2014 11:43 pm

Robyn Davis
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I think replacing the grade is sufficient. The grade is a demonstration that the student has mastered the content covered on the assessment. The original grade no longer reflects what the student knows.

Another option is to average the two scores, and replace the average with the original score.
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raWubu
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I cannot agree with this solution because I am not sure why the student is retaking the assessment to begin with.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 1:09 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 20, 2014 1:33 am

Jasmine Burnette
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I feel that the grade can be replaced but not full credit.
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2014 11:45 pm

eHuJeW
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I would think it could be dependent upon the reason why Johnny is re-taking the assessment. If I had a student perform poorly when they were sick, dealing with a death in the family, or some extreme situation I would replace the grade with the highest earned (original or re-take grade). If Johnny performed poorly, because he didn't want to make an effort I likely wouldn't allow a re-take in the first place. Instead I would offer Johnny and any other student wishing to earn extra credit the opportunity to do so.
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raWubu
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I agree with this solution. I would use this in my classroom. If Johnny is offered an extra credit assignment then everyone should be offered the same assignment too.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 1:08 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 20, 2014 1:12 am

Whitney
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I would think Johnny's teacher's school system has a grading policy. My school's policy regarding grades is as follows: if a student fails an assessment, I have to reteach the material and assess the student again. The first grade has to go in my grade book along with the second grade. I also have to change all grades below a 50 to a 50 at the end of the nine weeks before report cards are printed.

I feel like the second/re-take grade should go in the grade book if it is a lot better than the first grade/assessment.
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Solution 5
Posted October 20, 2014 3:43 am

azesuz
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In my opinion, I think Johnny's grade should be replaced for half credit. For example, Johnny could gain a maximum of 30 points when he retakes the assessment.
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