Re: No Pass/No Play and Covid
Posted by Beagle on 10/23/2020, 12:47 pm, in reply to "Re: No Pass/No Play and Covid"
Here's our admin's rationale: |
Due to COVID, technology issues, and issues with distance learning, we are requiring all teachers to accept late work from all students until the end of the grading period. Nothing should EVER be marked as a "zero" per campus and district policy.
Because of that, they've said that any assignment that isn't turned in should be counted as a "not turned in YET" - and therefore, the student should be given an incomplete and NOT a failing grade.
They're not changing anyone's grade or mandating that a grade be any number other than what it should be. They're simply saying "it can't be a zero" because that's in school board approved policy. If a kid is missing grades, it WILL show up at the end of the grading period. It just can't show up YET because there's no such thing as a "late" assignment because of how we're approaching virtual learning.
At the end of the grading period, those grades can and will be converted to failing grades (even zeroes) because the kid didn't do the assignment. However, since we're on 9 week grading cycles, they have nine weeks to do literally all of their work if they so choose, and we're expected to accept it for full credit until the end of the cycle.
This means that a kid can wait until literally the last day of the 9 weeks, do ALL of their assignments that day, and we're expected to pass them if they pass the work. Admin's rationale: "Grading is about mastery of the material, not about compliance with your schedule." I see their point, even if I don't completely agree with it.