I'm curious to hear what you guys think.
So we decided on our scales by department and this is the math departments
100% - 4.0 - I can do it well enough to make connections that weren't taught in class
95% - 3.5 - I can do it well enough to make connections that weren't taught in class but I'm not always right about those connections.
90% - 3.0 - I can do everything that was taught without making mistakes.
80% - 2.5 - I can do everything that was taught with a few mistakes.
70% - 2.0 - I can do all of the easy parts but I can't do the harder parts.
65% - 1.5 - I can do some of the easier parts but I make some mistakes.
60% - 1.0 - With help I can do some of what was taught.
To determine what score each student should get we were told we are going to use a 60% passing rate floor. If you're like me my first response was "huh???" It was then explained to me that if the students get approx 60% of the questions correct that are a specific level (say level 3) then they will receive that score. Some of my students are really trying for that A in a few of my classes but not all of them this year are (I've got some interesting students).
What are your thoughts on this process? What do you guys do? Any problems that you can think of? I'm open for all ideas and suggestions. I'm one of the people that's jumping in head first with all of the Standards Based Grading procedures in my school and I keep telling my students that I love my guinea pigs and that's what they are.