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2014 Honors Precalculus Fall Semester Grade Distributions

My first fall semester teaching honors precalculus finished on an up note in stark contrast to the majority of the semester.  I was unprepared for the onslaught of student and parental anxieties related to the course, especially students’ progress grades and/or … Continue reading

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That’s just (expletive) wrong!

Today was one of the more bizarre days in my journey as a second career teacher.  At the end of an after school meeting focused on explicit direct instruction (EDI), a fellow teacher, who I really do not know, asked … Continue reading

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Grappling with Grading: Part 2 – Grading Scales and Distributions

In Part 1 of this series, I worked through how I established my rating scale and associated grade scale using the Algebra 1 CST performance level cut score percentages as a benchmark.  I ended by revealing the resultant, preliminary end … Continue reading

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