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Old 12-01-2023, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by texasdiver View Post
If you are talking about three assignments in a semester-long course then you are not talking about high school.

There are 18 weeks in a high school semester.

How may graded assignments do you think the average teacher assigns per week?
The number of assignments in the example is irrelevant. Three assignments just makes the example easier to present.

What you are actually talking about is category weights. You have pre-established grade categories with percentage weights. In a science class maybe 30% classwork, 30% labs, and 40% tests. You calculate grades for each category and do a weighted average to find the final grade. So it doesn't matter if you have 20 homework grades or 40, they are still only 30% of the final grade.
No, I’m not talking about category weights, and neither were you in your prior posts, and specifically the post to which I replied. What you present in the paragraph above is NOTHING like the system you’ve been describing.

In your example, a teacher might put a short quiz into the classwork category so it counts the equivalent of a piece of homework, not a major test. With numerical grading and computers this is easier. But in the old days teachers knew how to do it.
No, my example was nothing more than a simple example of the system you were advocating for, and claiming that everyone used, pre-computers. And you’re still wrong.
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