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Mommy Grades! What Good Are They?

Mommy grades are a LOT of good!  Just because you don't give tests doesn't mean you don't evaluate your children!  Give an accurate and full representation of what your "mommy grade" contains, and those grades can really count.

In our homeschool, we did about 1/2 our subjects the traditional textbookish way.  In fact, we only used tests for math, science and foreign language - and we only did tests in those subjects because the curriculum CAME with tests.  The other part of our school was not graded with tests.  I gave grades based on what they did, what they knew, and what they produced, instead.  I put those "mommy grades" proudly on my transcript!

Do you know what happened with those mommy grades?  My children were accepted to all four colleges they applied to.  They were offered good scholarships, even to selective schools and full tuition scholarships to their first choice university - that's what happened!

Colleges could see that mommy grades were most likely accurate, because we had good SAT scores. We also had CLEP exam scores to document some of the other subjects. You don't have to change how you school your children or spend a lot of money to get grades made by someone else.  You can display  your mommy grades proudly!

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Guest - Carol Anne (website) on Monday, 16 July 2012 11:02

Lee, having graduated one high schooler and w/ another in 10th grade, I get a lot of Q's from friends re how to grade, etc. Your post is extremely encouraging for those having high school anxiety! I shared it on my f/b wall and w/ our local homeschooling support group!

Lee, having graduated one high schooler and w/ another in 10th grade, I get a lot of Q's from friends re how to grade, etc. Your post is extremely encouraging for those having high school anxiety! I shared it on my f/b wall and w/ our local homeschooling support group!
Guest - Marilyn on Monday, 16 July 2012 10:33

thank you for all the helpful information....I'm learning more and more how to stress less and less....God bless you Sharon!

thank you for all the helpful information....I'm learning more and more how to stress less and less....God bless you Sharon!
Guest - clep exam study guides review (website) on Monday, 23 June 2008 22:09

CLEP exams are such a great way for homescholars to prove to colleges that college level proficiency is easily within reach.

Congratulations on your children's college scholarships.

If any homeschoolers need CLEP study guides, feel free to peruse my review of study guides at http://www.squidoo.com/clepexams#module8399149

CLEP exams are such a great way for homescholars to prove to colleges that college level proficiency is easily within reach. Congratulations on your children's college scholarships. If any homeschoolers need CLEP study guides, feel free to peruse my review of study guides at http://www.squidoo.com/clepexams#module8399149
Guest - Lee (website) on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 07:22

Thank you for sharing your experience, Sharon!
Blessings,
Lee

Thank you for sharing your experience, Sharon! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Sharon - Momn4boys (website) on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 07:01

Just thought I'd share a blog post of when I used "mommy grades".

http://momn4boys.blogspot.com/2008/06/homeschool-report-card.html

Just thought I'd share a blog post of when I used "mommy grades". http://momn4boys.blogspot.com/2008/06/homeschool-report-card.html
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