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Corrected Work - Give or Save?

Dec 31, 2013 4:04pm

I corrected homework and assignments, posted the grade in the grade book and gave the assignment back to students for review. Another teacher told me she keeps "everything" in a bankers boxes sorted by term and school year in case someone wants evidence for report cards. What do you do?

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    • Dec 31, 2013 5:54pm

      I grade and return everything to students. They keep it all except for tests which I re-collect after corrections and store away in a folder. I tell students that they are responsible to keep everything I hand back and if they ever disagree with something in my grade book it is up to them to supply the missing assignment.

      • Jan 3, 2014 7:22am

        Giving everything back to students is your way of saying that you trust them to learn from their work they have done and they should keep it to keep track of their own progress and grades. If there is any grading controversy, it is up to them to present the evidence to you. The other way might be considered unprofessional in a manner that you have to defend something by keeping the "evidence" yourself. This probably cuts down on so many situations where if they don't have it, then they are out of luck. If they disagree with a grade, within a pre-established "grace period" I wok with them and admire their concern.