Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thoughts after first graded assignment

Take some time to reflect about your first big assignment using the rubric we created as a class. Did the rubric work? Do we need to add or adjust anything on the rubric? How did you feel about your grade? Explain your answers please.

30 comments:

Lena R 2012 said...

I think that our first big assignment using the rubric didn’t go as well as I thought it would. It worked well, and it is good, but I think that sense it was our first assignment with it that we are just getting used to it. I thought my grade is fine and that I did pretty good on it.

calebw2012 said...

Yes the rubric worked it was a great idea. It was one of the best grading systems I have ever used. We might need to add a few things to it but I think it was pretty good. I don’t think we have to change anything on it but we might need to add a few things to it. I thought I could have done better but for the first project it was pretty good and I am happy with my B.

BRETTG2012 said...

After this project i look back and see what i did right and wrong, and i see what happened that got me the B. Now on the next project we get i know what to do and what not to do. For me at the begining of every school i always need a project to get back in the "School Swing". and unfortunatly for me it was this one.

anthonyf2012 said...

When I saw the grade I got on the first assignment I had a lot of things going through my head. First, I was glad that I got a perfect score on it. Next, I looked at the rubric to see how I got a perfect score. Last, I tried to read the comments Ms. Smith left on my rubric. While I was doing the assignment I thought about what was on the rubric under each section, and tried to do everything under the "A" section. I don't think we need to change anything on the rubric.

MitchellB2012 said...

The rubric was perfect. I think it covers every aspect of our 9th grade writing class. I don’t think we need to add anything to the rubric . I got a good grade, so I have nothing to complain about with my grade.

breannas2012 said...

First off I thought this assignment was fun because it wasn’t boring old written assignments like most teachers give. I like the grade I got on it and deserved what I got. The rubric did work. I also think that the rubric is ok as it is.

mollyb2012 said...

The first assignment was a very simple task. The rubric describes A, B, and C work perfectly. When I read peoples papers I was extremely impressed with all of them. Only a few were considered B’s and I didn’t read anything that was a c. overall the assignment was a great way for me to get to know my classmates in a creative and fun way.

briannab2012 said...

I really liked the rubric, because it helped me with my project. I like being able to finish writing, and going through and making sure I did everything correctly. I deffinetly thought that the rubric worked. I don't really think that there is anything we need to add to the rubric, because I think that it has everrything it needs. I felt good about my grade. I can take a little bit more time on it, and work on my punctuation.

alexw2012 said...

I do not think that our rubric is lacking anything. I think it is almost perfect. I noticed that A work is “complete” but B work is “fully done”. We sould define the difference. I feel hat the grade I got was fair but if I worked a little bit more I would get an A.

Abbyh2012 said...

The rubric was a great way to grade our what matters project, I think this because I really understode why you gave me the grade you did. It helped me by what you think I needed to work on instead of just giving me a grade that I didn’t know what I did wrong. But yes the rubric does work.
For my first graded assinment i thought I got the grade I diserved. Although I didn’t take all my time and effort on this got me prapared for any new and upcoming projects that we will have in the time being in this class. I Had a really fun time working on this project and getting to read every one elses what matters, and getting to understand everyone better as well. I could have worked harder and toke more time on it. But I got the grade I diserved.

AaronS2012 said...

I think that the rubric we created in class did what it was supposed to. I think that the standards that we set were good goals and not to hard but not to simple either. I thought that I obtained a good grade. The only problem I have is that maybe not be so strict with the named part of the “A” quality work. I still think that it needs to be named but maybe not so strict.

FinlayB2012 said...

I think the rubric worked because the standards weren’t set too high and they weren’t set too low. If everyone follows the rubric they will do fine in class because it is easy to follow. I like my grade because I worked hard and I got a good grade.

OliviaB2012 said...

I think the rubric worked beacause I tried remembering the rubric; which helped me remember I can’t get a “D” because that’s impossible in this class. I think the rubric is fine the way it is just if everybody follows it we will all do better on all our assignments. I like my grade for the first graded assignment of this year because I really thought about it and spent time on it because those were the things that really mattered to me.

paiges2012 said...

I really enjoyed having the rubric to write my paper by. I could practically grade my own paper before even handing it in. I thought it was very descriptive and very helpful, for the most mart.
One part that confused me, though, was the vivid vocabulary. I think a paper can be “A” quality without having really big words. When I tried to use words other than great, I ended up finding words that I haven’t ever heard of before, therefore, my paper didn’t have over-the-top words. I think that to make the definition of vivid vocabulary more vivid, we should change it to grade-level vocabulary. What I mean by that is that we shouldn’t use words that make us sound less smart, but we shouldn’t have to use really big words either.

Overall, I am satisfied with my grade on my paper. I know that I worked hard to get the “A”, so I think I deserve it. I noticed after I had posted though, that I had a few spelling mistakes, and that my spelling wasn’t perfect as described in “A” paper material, so I don’t know if I deserved an “A” for spelling/
Other than that I am very satisfied with the rubric and my post grade. I think that we should continue to use that throughout the year.

ruthl2012 said...

I think I did a good job on my What matter piece. I think the rubic helped me get a score that I wanted. Also, the rubic gives us a chance to worked for the grade that we want since we know the steps to get an A, B or C quality work. Next time I will try to get another "A" quality grade.

mitchell2012 said...

After doing this assignment I feel the rubric that the class and I did worked. I think this rubric meets all the requirements we have to complete our 9th grade year with an A in English. I don’t think we need to add or subtract any thing from our rubric because the class created it and we all need to work by its guidelines. I believe I will accomplish meeting the expectations of the rubric much better with the new guidelines.

annes said...

The rubric we created worked well for me I like having the same rubric for all of our projects, because it helps me to know what I need to do to keep my A. it is like a checklist that I can use to make sure I am being the best writer I can be. I don’t think we need to make any adjustments to the rubric. It covers all of the different parts that make up a good paper. I am pleased with my grade. I worked hard on this assignment and put thought into it and it paid off.
-Emily K

annes said...

I think the rubric was very helpful because you could basically give your assignment a grade when revising it, and then make changes so you don’t fall under the category of a C or even a B paper. The only adjustments I would make to the rubric is that maybe we should each have a Permenent print out copy of it, so we can look at it while we’re actually doing our paper, and not having to remember what is in the A section. I think I got an appropriate grade for the work I did.
-Maureen I

ElizabethE2012 said...

I think that I should at least get a b+ because if it’s fully done it should be on “A” quality work. I don’t know how I could do better effort I took 4-5 days on it. I understand typos and grammar errors but it should have a limit like 5-10 typos or grammar errors total is “B” quality work. 11-more is “C” quality work.

reagang2012 said...

I think the rubric worked quite well actually, For our first assighnment it gives us an idea of how grading is going to go in the future. Also it will help us understand what we need to improve on next time. As for my grade i am happy with it and i did a good job!

Angel L 2012 said...

I believe the grade that I got was fair, because I could have been more descriptive and have more thought in my writing. For example I could have said how many CYT productions that I have performed in and what the shows were. I also could have described my friends even better than I did, such as personalities and what my friends mean to me. I also could have talked moor about my faith, and what I believe in. this project was such an awesome way to get to know people and what is important to them in their lives.

NickK2012 said...

I thought that the rubric was pretty straight forward, and easy to read. If it would have been any longer, or more detailed, I would have gotten totally confused. I like life as easy as it comes. But it helped me understand what I did wrong, and that’s all that matters. I thought my grade was exactly what I earned. I don’t really take pictures, so I don’t have any pictures, so that’s why I had to get them off of the internet.

EthanR2012 said...

I think that the rubic worked great. It let me know what I needed to do, and I think it really helped me do “A+ work” To add to that I think that the rubric is fine how it is now. I don’t know about everyone else but I felt really good about my paper and it’s quality after I read that paper. As far as my grade is concerned (even though I don’t have one yet) I think I will receive in between a B+ or A, because I know I put my all into this essay. I also think it was good because it kind of set goals for you, it let you know what “A” work is and what you need to achieve it.

Angel L 2012 said...

I believe the grade that I got was fair, because I could have been more descriptive and have more thought in my writing. For example I could have said how many CYT productions that I have performed in and what the shows were. I also could have described my friends even better than I did, such as personalities and what my friends mean to me. I also could have talked moor about my faith, and what I believe in. this project was such an awesome way to get to know people and what is important to them in their lives.

colleenO2011 said...

I believe I got what I deserved, I made a lot of ridiculous grammer errors. Im happy with the grade I got so far, because I need to fix those mistakes.

Chaseo2012 said...

My thoughts after the first graded assignment is that it worked really well. We knew what was expected of us to get a c or higher and that helped a lot. It worked a lot better than I thought it would and was really surprised when this grading system we have been using started working well. All in all, the grading sytem was a good idea and I thought I did really well on it.

KalvinP2012 said...

I think the rubric was a good idea. The whole idea about getting a ''c'' or higher helped me work alot harder for a good grade. I didn't think it was going to work but, it did and I was surprised. All in all I think the grading rubric was a good idea although I think I could have done a little better.

NateL2012 said...

My thoughts on our first graded assignment are that the rubric was harsh but fair I think that it was helpful to know what we are being graded on. I think it will be challenging to get an A in this class because we have set very high standards for ourselves on projects and assignments. But, at the same time I think this may be a good thing for me so I can push myself and set higher standards.

tannerc2012 said...

Yes the rubric worked great. It was a good grading scale because it was challenging because their were so many things to grade. I could of done better but im happy with my B.

joeyo2012 said...

what i thought about the first assignment we had in class was kind of easy. with that rubric idea is pretty good becuase im going to try harder to get a good grade in this class.