CLASSROOMFor school teachers, how do you report mathematics grades when giving the student opportunities for corrections? Firstly, use a computer spread sheet to figure grades. You will go mad and waste huge amounts of time using a pencil and paper, or a calculator, to refigure a student's average grade every time a correction is turned in. Have someone help you set up a spread sheet for each class if you do not know how.
For classroom and school grades, use the corrected grade on an assignment as the grade for that assignment. If the student keeps turning in an assignment and keeps getting more and more problems correct, then the student's grade on that assignment keeps improving. You may think that allowing students to do corrections will result in all students having a 100% average in mathematics class. Nope. Some students will. Others aren't willing to put in the time or effort. Make sure all parents know that the students can do corrections on all assignments. When a parent complains about a low mathematics grade, remind the parent that the child could have a 100% mathematics grade if he would only do the corrections. It then becomes the student's problem, not the teacher's problem. Make sure your school principal / headmaster knows this as well. If he receives complaints about your teaching, nothing shuts down those complaints like his knowledge of all students' opportunity to do corrections.
For classroom students, the final grade on the assignment is the grade after all corrections.
HOMESCHOOLHome school students are expected to correct every missed problem until the final grade on each assignment is 100%. This means the actual mathematics grade for every home school student is 100%.
How do you report that? Do you report a 100% on every mathematics assignment for years on end? This transcript looks suspicious to anyone with half of a brain. To create a home school transcript, the spread sheet for grades will need to be set up with two columns: initial grade and final grade. The initial grade is the grade the student earned before any corrections were done. The final grade is the grade after all corrections are completed. The final grade will always be 100% because the home school student must correct the assignment until it is completely correct.
Average the initial grade and the final grade. This is the grade that is reported on the student's record, and on all transcripts.