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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 and ask that a school administrator come to the classroom to reinforce this statement.
 
     
     
  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 like the administrator coming in to reinforce what the teacher is saying.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 12:04 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 No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: I understand sticking to your guns however the school administrator may not always be available, especially after hours when you're there late grading papers. Also this solution didn't show any partnership with the parent so this relationship will probably be strained in the future.
Rated On: February 25, 2015 2:39 am
Rated By: BeMyDu
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
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: Doesnt answer the issue with the parent in the moment
Rated On: February 27, 2015 4:58 pm
Rated By: qyMeda
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
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 would not do this in this situation and do not agree with this solution. I believe the teacher should explain to the parents why their child received the grade they did in this situation.
Rated On: February 27, 2015 10:35 pm
Rated By: uVataS
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
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 would not do this for this situation, by bringing in the administration this could make the parent feel intimidated and cause the situation to escalate.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 1:24 am
Rated By: LedaQy
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
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 think this issue could be solve without having to ask an administrator to come into the room. I think this would make the parent feel attacked. I would not do this.
Rated On: October 17, 2016 12:38 am
Rated By: aLuruz
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
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 think getting a school administrator involved should be done only after the teacher has attempted to resolve the issue with the parent first.
Rated On: February 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Rated By: eguPud