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  Case: Grade Changer
You are a new 3rd grade teacher and it is the end of the marking period. You are staying after school hours to do some last minute grading and inputting grades into the system. A parent enters your room and demands to speak to you about their child’s recent test grade of a “c”. The parent claims that this test score will lower their child’s current grade standing of an “A” to a “B” and this is unacceptable. After a long conversation that parent requests that you change their child’s grade. What would you do in this situation?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
I would not change the grade. This would be neither ethical nor fair. I would explain to the parent that tests are a big part of the final grade, and that if I changed it for their child, I would have to change everyone's grade.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this
Rated On: October 16, 2014 4:58 pm
Rated By: Doniesha
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree with you completely, that would not be right.
Rated On: October 16, 2014 6:08 pm
Rated By: Angela Avery
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: i do not believe in being pressured to change a grade.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 12:02 am
Rated By: Christie Gerlach
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is exactly what I was thinking!
Rated On: October 20, 2014 1:22 am
Rated By: uVejeg
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great idea!
Rated On: October 20, 2014 2:33 am
Rated By: Tekla Mayotte
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Being fair for all students i think is important.
Rated On: October 21, 2014 2:18 am
Rated By: qyryMa
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: Yes, I do not think you should change the grade, you should not let parents push you over. Instead prove to them why they are wrong, and show them what they can do next semester to get a better grade.
Rated On: February 25, 2015 3:02 am
Rated By: Autumn Carroll
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: I do not think the teacher should mention that if they changed the grade for their child,then they would have to change everyone's grade. I would have a rubric of the way I graded the assignment to give to the parent.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 10:33 pm
Rated By: NaHuVa
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Exactly!
Rated On: March 2, 2015 1:07 am
Rated By: Tana Bill
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: great idea
Rated On: March 7, 2016 2:52 am
Rated By: nick morse