Skip to comments.“Are you SERIOUS?”: School Bans Teachers from Giving Students 0s on Assignments
Posted on 02/19/2014 2:36:05 PM PST by lowbridge
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If I were a teacher I would give them a -1
or the square root of -1, they can have an imaginary grade if the people in charge are so disconnected from reality...
I think the going rate is 10 points for putting your name on the paper and turning it in.
Zer0s really hurt the average.
Like Bammy definitely brings the average down...
Think I’d be giving out negative grades.
>> Zer0s really hurt the average.
And bad for children.
I really made out in HS by moving 3x, between numerical to grade to numerical GPA calculations.
Something similar is going to happen in my district and all across the state of Texas. Starting next year, teachers will be forbidden from taking off points for late work. I asked my dept. chair if that meant I could pay my school property taxes late without a penalty...
On behalf of children who get 0s on assignments, although the child may deserve the grade, the child may also be struggling with difficult personal relationships.
Frankly, for most things, I won't put in anything below a 40 if they put any effort into at all, for the simple reason that those who are lost on this one topic won't get killed by it (a zero will really kill an average for an otherwise B or C student), and those who generally fail everything will still fail.
But I'll give 0 if it isn't handed in or if they put their name on the paper and figure that that's enough for some credit (and some actually do think that). Because I'm not the type to simple enter a "0" for any old PITA who just deserves to fail -- especially because those guys can fail all on their own.
I hate the game. I hate the system. But it's the one I have to work with, and it will all fall back on me in the end.
Kids throughout history have gone through “difficult relationships” at one time or another.
Life is tough...They better get used to it.
Mr Blutarsky....... 0 point 0.
At our school, we have a no zero policy, but it doesn’t work like that.
Any kids with zeros must stay in class and work during recess time until they get their work caught up. They are marked as zeros until the kids get assigments in, and we are allowed to deduct points for late work.
If, at the end of the marking period, there are still missing assignments and no good reason exists for the zeros (medical or family hardship), then they are allowed to stand as zeros, and if the kid fails, so be it.
Technically this is a “no zero” policy, but the added accountability and consequences are good, in my opinion. The number of kids turning work in on time has gone up since we started doing this.
You wouldn’t want to hurt their precious “self-esteem” would you? You are obviously mean-spirited. Surely, this is “for the children”.
The same thing happened to me in college. When I transferred credits, I wound up with about 25% more credit hours because I went from quarters to semesters. I still had to get all the required classes and so I graduated with 160 credit hours instead of 120.
Johnny may have a 0, but he identifies with an 85%.
If you cannot do 0%, then do 1%.
If the zero is deserved, it should hurt the average.
Promoting them beyond their ability will hurt, not help.
I love that movie!
Too bad Belushi died. He was truly funny. He could make me giggle just by raising an eyebrow.
I believe it.
I heard that Alabama or Mississippi made passing grades different, lower, for minorities than whites.
Various NYC high schools won’t allow teachers to give less than a 55, even if the kid never shows up for class. I think that’s ridiculous and totally unfair, as a kid who comes to class, tries their hardest, but isn’t the brightest bulb on the tree can wind up with a 65 for their efforts. Only a 15 point difference between not even coming to class and trying your hardest to pass but not really burning it up? No wonder only 20-something percent of NYC high school students were deemed college-ready last year.
“I think the going rate is 10 points for putting your name on the paper and turning it in.”
When I went to junior high school, we called it getting on the 49 list.
I hate to give kids failing grades on quizzes, tests or labs because the impact on their overall grades is so dramatic. However, sometimes it's the only thing that gets them moving or gets the attention of busy parents. I have a several students who failed a quarter or came close to it. With diligence, and in some cases, tutoring, they are now making 100% on assessments. Most of them have the ability, but they've been permitted to slide through with minimal effort throughout their academic careers.
This is common. Be prepared to deal with admin if you give a grade below 60% for a semester.
Oh get over it! No one gives a crap about someone’s oh-so-speshul “personal circumstances” and squishy liberal nonsense like that is why we have so many stupid people.
Results, results, results! Get them or get lost!
Yep. Early in the marking period, I try to inject enough fear into the kids that they'll make an effort to learn. Toward the end of the marking period, I can adjust one or two tests to bring up the average. At the end, class participation grades provide a bit more padding if I need to keep admin off my back. It's all about differentiating the group of kids into the ones who work and earn high grades, the ones who try but can't quite get it, and the ones who don't do their work. I'd like to say my grades are always a reflection of what has been learned, but that's not entirely possible in our environment. By the time I see these kids in high school science class, they've had 10 or so years of social promotion. This generation of kids is being cheated of many things, including a robust education.
And the absolute only reason to give those points on the SAT is to obscure from low scorers, and low scorers parents, just how low their scores really are.
70 is passing? Do you not have the equivalent of a D grade?