I’m looking at the grades for my students in our speech class. They did very poorly on the first few speeches as I assessed them against the speech rubric. For each speech we’ve self-assessed, peer-assessed and I’ve given them suggestions for improvements. Their speeches have been getting progressively (and drastically) better. But their grades are quite low- think of the average of low scores, middle scores and now high scores. Should I give them a grade based on their average (all scores divided by the number of scores) or do I grade them based on their now high achievement? Traditional grading goes for the average while a standards-based formative focus would go for their final height of learning.
How do yougrade to represent student growth in their standards-based learning?