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SuggestiontoAmendQuarter

FinalExam
Grades

Thecurrentsystemwherethequarterexamwillaccountfor15%ofthe
gradesofstudentsaddsunnecessarystresssincethestudentcanpassorfail,
basedonthatoneassessment'sresults.Therefore,Ihavedevisedanew
strategyforthequarterfinalexamgrading.Itwillfollowtherubricbelow:

30%Chapter5TestGrade
Percentage
30%Chapter6TestGrade
Percentage
40%QuarterCumulativeAssessment
Percentage

FinalGrade
=(ChapterFiveTest_____%)(.30)+(ChapterSix
Test____%)(.30)+(CumulativeQuarterAssessment______%)(.40)

Thissystemwouldbenefitthestudentsthemostwhilestilldisplaying
accuratelytheirgraspofthecoursematerial.Inadditionthiswouldhelpto
counterbalancetheclearlybiasedandmanipulativemultiplechoicenature
ofthequarterassessment.

*Inadditionanotherpolicythatshouldbeamendedtoproperlyrepresent
thestudentsunderstandingoftheknowledgeistoallowthestudents
quarterassessmentgradetoreplacetheirchaptertestgrade(upto20%).
Howeverthischangeshouldonlybeeffectivewithinthetestcategoryof
therubricand
not
therubricforthefinalgradesectionofthegradebook.