Elissa Miller was asking about what goes into each student's grade at the end of the semester. While not completely addressing her question, I thought I could share some of how I record and come up with a grade. Each test is clearly broken down by curriculum expectation. Each student gets a level, from 1 to 4, or an R (reassess) for each expectation which I then record on a sheet like this, for each student. It looks like this:
The expectations are listed across the top. I can then look across a row and give an overall grade for each test (or other assessment). I can also look down each expectation column at the end of the course to see the student's progression.
I also put all this information into a locally-developed program called MaMa. Here is a sample:
I have colour-coded the results so that tests 1 and 2 are yellow, test 3 is orange and test 4 is red. This helps me quickly see the most recent and see the progression (if any). I looks like this student had trouble in cycle 3, but picked things up and really showed improvement at the end of cycle 4. I use this, along with my professional judgement and my observations in class, to assign a level (grade) for each strand (linear, quadratic, trig/measurement). Additionally we have a board-wide summative and an exam broken down by strand. This same student achieved the following levels on the end-of-year evaluations: