Grades and report cards
Report cards grades in English here in Zurich are a reflection of a learner's reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Remember to think about the following:
- How are you measuring each skill - in isolation or in combination with another skill?
- How are you testing - grades are not an average of test scores!
- What do vocabulary translation tests actually measure? Should you use them or not?
- Is Lehreroffice conducive to how you should be finding a report card grade?
- Do children need to see a grade score on every little test/quiz/assignment? Wouldn't comment-only feedback also work?
Below is my Pinterest site for tools teachers can use to collect data on users. Some are really good for a standards-based grading approach. Others, like Lehreroffice, may not be as useful but can still help you get organized!
Creating an assessment policy that works for you is a difficult chore. The following buttons will give you some general ideas of policies from English speaking countries. What can you take from these general searches into your foreign language teaching?
Report card grades for English in Zurich elementary school consist of learner performance in:
- Speaking and listening (lower primary)
- Reading, writing, speaking, listening (upper primary)
Remember that behavior, turning in homework, effort and more are NOT part of report card grades in the specific subject!