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Posted on March 12, 2015 4:56 pm
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yTuGub
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Grade Dumping
Student A has not receive any assessment grades for the entire nine week period. Toward the deadline of the reporting period the entered fifteen assessment grades in one day. The teaching then inform student A that there are four missing assignments that resulted in a low academic performance and the student has only two days to turn them in.
What should be the ethical and practical ramification of providing feedback?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 13, 2015 2:13 pm

QeRary
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A teacher should not wait until the last minute to put in grades. It is not fair for the student to not have enough time to make up missing assignments,if he or she is not given enough time. I ususally give my student a week to turn in missing assignments and if they don't meet that deadline, I make time for them to complete assignment either before or after school. Feedback should be immediate otherwise it defeats the purpose. Teachers should try and provide feedback as soon as possible. In this case the teacher should be held accountable for being late in entering grades and might excuse the student from the missing assignments since delay in turning them in is due to her/his lack of organization. I am required to post 1 grade a week at my school. This eliminates procrastination. Parents and teachers have access to their child's daily grades through Parent Portal. I am held accountable if I don't post grades in a timely fashion
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nydyra
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I think this is how it should be for most teachers to make certain things like the above stated don't happen. Teacher's should take care of and update their grade books regularly.
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Solution 2
Posted March 12, 2015 7:19 pm

Jennifer Dowdy
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The student should receive grades along the way throughout the grading period. If something is not turned in, it should be marked as missing. The student would have had more time to work on the assignments if he knew ahead of time what he was missing. Not only should grades be entered in the online gradebook regularly, but teachers should also give students progress reports every few weeks to keep this sort of thing from happening.
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Solution 3
Posted March 14, 2015 1:13 pm

aGudyS
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In my school system, we are not allowed to give averages of 60. In one respect, I feel that we are giving students a grade that is undeserved; however, if the student is failing, then there is no real difference between a 10 and a 60 (they are both failing grades). We also use learner behaviors. This helps because, it gives teachers a way to state that the student is not turning in assignments. These learner behavior scores are based on a rubric. The teacher should also be grading assignments frequently and providing feedback. I send out a weekly email to my students/parents explaining missing assignments. This gives feedback frequently and covers me because if they do not make up the assignments, they cannot say that they did not know. If the student still waits until the last minute to turn it in, I would try to grade as quickly as possible; however, a week is usually a good turn around time (unless its an easily graded assignment like a scantron test).
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Solution 4
Posted March 13, 2015 6:25 pm

MateJa
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This is a clear case of ineffective assessment strategies. With this scenario, the teacher is clearly not using assessment to form the basis for instruction. The student has had no opportunity to readdress content and skills in which he or she fell short. This teacher needs to be held accountable through the teacher evaluation process.
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Solution 5
Posted March 15, 2015 12:18 am

eXeNum
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The teacher should be consistently entering grades so that students and parents have a realistic understanding of the student's performance in the class. It is unreasonable for a teacher to have student grades for up to nine weeks without telling the student that work has been missing. If the teacher does make this error, it is important that the teacher give the student a reasonable amount of time to complete the assignments.
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Solution 6
Posted March 15, 2015 2:16 pm

ybereD
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The students should have access to their updated grade at all times. It is the responsibility of the teacher to ensure this is possible. Hence, entering grades into the grade book in a timely manner. How can we teach time management skills and accountability, if the teacher does not embody these two components?
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Solution 7
Posted March 13, 2015 12:29 pm

yqureZ
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My school requires that students receive at least one grade per week. The grade can be classwork, homework, quiz, or test. Teachers have another week to enter these grades into the grade book. This helps to show the progress of students and keep track of any missing assignments too.
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Solution 8
Posted March 14, 2015 1:40 am

yTaSuD
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The school and county administration should have strict policies in place that hold teachers accountable to grading promptly. However, now teachers are held to high expectation of getting grades in quickly by parents due to infinite campus apps that automatically inform students and teachers about grades that are put in. At my school, teachers are required to have grades put in for progress reports every 4 weeks.
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Solution 9
Posted October 11, 2015 5:41 am

deRudu
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Shame on the teacher who is grade dumping. As a teacher, it's totally wrong; as a parent, it infuriates me. The student may have no idea that they are doing poorly. If grades are not entered until a couple of days before grades close, that is a huge problem for students, and it should be a massive problem for the teacher committing the offense. We owe students graded papers with adequate and timely feedback within at least one week of the due date. The exception might be lengthy papers. Anything less is a disservice to our students. Moreover, how many teachers allow late or incomplete work?
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Solution 10
Posted March 13, 2015 3:29 pm

usyvaS
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The teacher has neglected his or her duties and failed the student for the grading period. It is not the student's fault that he or she may not have turned in the assignment especially if the student has 15 other assessment grades. This situation sounds of one that is unfair to the student, therefore, that student should be exempted from the assignments and the teacher should be reprimanded for his or her negligence.
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