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Giving Grades

A friend recommended a site to me (Thanks Dee) and I found this article regarding mastery and grading. When homeschooling, it is sometimes hard to give grades because we teach mastery. If one of my children score below 85% then they do not move on. They need to study and retake a quiz or test. (I don't think the author uses textbooks but we do).
For instance with math. I would not have a child move forward if they haven't mastered a concept. We would go over it again and again until they understood. Only then would they be able to move on.
This is one of the reasons why I really like Math Mammoth. You can always reprint a page or use the worksheet generator. With Christian Light (Caleb uses this program) I would have to purchase another Light Unit (workbook) if he REALLY needed to go over it again.
 Blessings,
Linda<><


2 comments

  1. Totally off topic...But do you ever feel that your kids are not learning anything?!?! That how I feel right now it is SO frusterating...What have you done for spelling? Because Cena and Diego can hardly spell anything..I tried a few spelling programs but they did seem like they were helping....

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  2. You're Welcome! I'm glad that you were blessed by them, and yes, my friend let me borrow the book that she (Joanne Calderwood) wrote and she uses mostly Abeka--if I remember correctly, and then some Robinson Curriculum vocabulary, but it is all very self directed from the very beginning. If you can afford it, it's a good book along the lines of the Maxwell's book.

    :)

    Dee

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