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Should Homeschoolers Weight Grades?

Have you ever wondered if homeschoolers should weight grades? Perhaps you have heard of students taking AP® courses or honors courses and receiving a ...

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Taking the Magic and Mystery Out of Grading

Taking the Magic and Mystery Out of Grading Many of the homeschool parents I talk to seem to get really stressed out about assigning grades to their students’ work. Parents often think there is a magic, mysterious, official formula to follow that will remove all subjectivity out of the process. But all grades have some level of subjectivity. Take a look at RateMyProfessor.com and read the comments college students make about their professors. Here are some...

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Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education

For subjects like PE and Occupational Education - which often don't have a textbook - grading doesn't usually involve tests or written work. Are you wondering how to evaluate your child's learning without tests? Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education Grading homeschool PE and occupational education can be as simple as recognizing that your children are meeting your expectations, doing what is required, and completing their work. If they do, you can feel comfortable giving them an "A" for...

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How Grading is Like Playing the Piano!

In this video, I discuss how homeschool grading is similar to evaluating your child's progress on the piano. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Naming Your High School Courses

Some people are intimidated by grading. Some parents are scared of high school credits.  Then there are some unschool or delight-directed homeschools that really stress out about  naming classes.  It can be pretty easy when you use textbooks (look at the title of the  textbook!) but in other situations it’s not as simple. I just got off the phone with a mother trying to name an unusual class. If you are stuck, try Google some key...

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