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Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

  • 1.  Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-28-2020 07:55
    Our district is moving to equal interval grading where the lowest grade received would be 50% instead of 0%. I would like to hear from other districts that use equal interval grading and Edgenuity. Specifically, how are your teachers converting their grades easily? 

    I would like the option in Edgenuity to change the lowest from a 0 but that doesn't seem possible. 

    Thank you, 
    Kate

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  • 2.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-29-2020 09:40
    Thank you for asking about this.  We too are interested. 

    Susie

    Susie Martin
    Cle Elum - Roslyn School District
    martins@cersd.org
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  • 3.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-29-2020 13:22
    Does this mean that students who don't do anything will still get half of the grade that should have been earned? Would that mean Edgenuity would have to change the 0s figured in for each activity behind pace to a 50%, or would we have to go put these in manually and then reopen the assignments for each student who wants to submit?





  • 4.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-30-2020 00:03
    What is the research showing giving students something for nothing is a good thing?  Why not go to standards based grading? At least with that form of evaluation you would know if a student has mastered a skill or body of knowledge.





  • 5.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-30-2020 10:50

    You make a great point. My thought was zero if they have done nothing but 50% is the lowest if they actually try.  There are such limited ways to show what you know here or what you have learned even if you work through a whole lesson. 

    Have you figured out how to do standards based grading with Courseware? Please share!



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    Susie Martin
    Cle Elum - Roslyn SD
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  • 6.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-30-2020 10:58
    I have had the unpleasant experience doing this 50% grading and it made things much worse.  I have not approached Edgenuity about standards based but do it in my brick and mortar school. I have done it at the high school and middle school levels and I have seen much progress for students.





  • 7.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 12-30-2020 11:01
    One other thing..I'm a 26 year veteran and think the ABCDF system is flawed and does not show what a child really knows.   It's very subjective.  I much prefer standards based.





  • 8.  RE: Edgenuity and Equal Interval Grading

    Posted 01-13-2021 10:30
    Hi Kate,

    We just started the 50% for all graded assignments in Edgenuity.  However, I will say, we are using Edgenuity for our Credit Recovery program, not credit attainment.  The grading practices are transferable though.  Teachers are manually entering them.  Our Credit Recovery staff did research and had discussions all last semester about grading practices and although standards based grading and dismantlaing the traditional A-F or 0-100 grading system is a direction we would like to go in, the 50% shift is an inbetween.  

    Here is on of many articles we read, "The Implications of Grading without Zeros".  Regarding some of the comments posted, the 50% would be the lowest score a student can get.  The reason is due to the disproportionate that 0-49% has on a student and their grade and after many 0's the greater the challenge it is for students to get out of the "F" range.  50% is still a failing grade and the floor, just not a failing grade that is in the basement.

    We got rid of the option to fail our credit recovery courses, therfore teachers work with their students to retake tests and quizzes to improve their grade.  Now over Winter Break, we implemented the 50% as the floor for all assignments in our Credit Recovery program.  I can share more of how it worked after we finalize the program.  

    If you want more of the links to the articles we read, let me know. 

    I too would be interested in having this as a feature that can be turned on or off in Edgenuity courses.  Thanks for starting the discusssion!

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    Robert Hoffman
    Pajaro Valley High School
    CA
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