I collect everything and give everything some kind of point value. It might a disservice not to collect everything and may give students that some things are important and others not important. students should trust me to help them out at all times, and looking at everything gives me a better picture of who they are as a student and person. I need them to feel that everything is important in the class and things will always give me a better picture of who they are.
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I don't collect classwork. I do make a point of going around and checking on everyone and making sure that they understand what is going on and have correct answers (classwork is always done in groups). I will often put answers on the board before the end of class. I collect HW daily so that is plenty for me to grade!
As Eric stated, I collect everything. All my assignments are aligned to at least one of the Common Core standards and then I use standards-based grading to assign it advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or beginner (warning). When I enter grades in the grade book, I use A, B, C, and D for the categories but give kids the option of revising assignments to earn higher grades after receiving mastery oriented feedback for me.
I collect everything, but I evaluate classroom practice for completion rather than accuracy. Doing this allows other assignments to carry more weight since they've had the "practice" time. I'm also able to get a quick look at how students are doing on that particular task which helps me gauge the need for re-teaching.
Guided practice is just that, practice. I travel around the room, observing, evaluating, making marks on the work, etc. But I tell the children it is practice and send it home. (Sometimes I stamp it with "We did this together!") I collect cute things the parents/guardians will enjoy seeing for Open House and save it in a box all year. I collect homework, but I don't correct the whole thing. I purposefully choose a few items to correct that are representative of the standard. I don't tell the children which items I will be correcting. I collect independent practice if I didn't feel I was able to evaluate carefully/fully while I was circulating the room so I can determine if I need to reteach.
I don't collect most classwork because it's practice and we go over the answers as a class. Occasionally I will collect something if they were working on it individually and covers an important skill. I grade for accuracy without recording it in the grade book. Students revise the work until they get 100 %. (I require revisions to be completed after school to ensure they are truly mastering the skill and not just copying from a classmate.)
I have found that much of student work is not captured digitally. We have the luxury of being able to sign out iPads and laptops in our school so much can be done through blogging, creating videos, etc. Find that to give a better picture of student understanding.
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