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Character Qualities Not Measured by Tests

Character Qualities Not Measured by Tests
Tests don't measure everything!  Remember to balance your evaluation with other things besides testing!   CharityCommitmentCompassionCourageCreativityCritical ThinkingCuriosityDeterminationEnduranceEnthusiasmFaithHopeHumilityHumorInitiativeIntegrityLeadershipLoveLove of LearningMotivationPersistenceQuestioningResilienceResourcefulnessResponsibilitySelf-awarenessSelf-disciplineSpiritualitySpontaneityValuesWork Ethic What positive character qualities do your children have that aren't measured by tests?  
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Guest — Lee
Thanks for the feedback! I like the poster idea Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:11
Guest — Lora
This would make a great poster. I wish I had one.
Thursday, 03 January 2013 07:05
Guest — Barbara Francoeur
Your 31 characteristics that are notmeasured by tests would make a very nice poster!!
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Perfect English Evaluation?

Perfect English Evaluation?
My husband volunteered to grade all of our English papers.  Not because I wasn't smart enough to do it myself, but because I didn't actually DO it.  I was always busy with other tasks, and it never seemed to get done.  My husband took over the job, and took it very seriously.  He was a little difficult to please.  He gave feedback;  circling things that were confusing.  Pointing out misspelled words or  mixed verb tenses.  It...
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Guest — Jeff
That's certainly true. One of my best college professors (and in my major) never got the highest score on his own tests, during t... Read More
Thursday, 02 September 2010 05:25
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Homeschool Grades - This Mom is a Genius!

Homeschool Grades - This Mom is a Genius!
I was talking with a mom the other day about grading.  She told me about her grading system for elementary and middle school.  Here is her grading scale:My grading system was:  if they did what I asked them to do, I gave them an A.  If they did what I asked them to do, but it was like pulling hair to get them to do it, they got a B.  We didn't use C's, because we...
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Guest — J W
That is a great system :-) So an out-and-out temper tantrum about an assignment would earn an "F?" Lord help us artsy folk who h... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 09:17
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Mommy Grades! What Good Are They?

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. ...
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Guest — Carol Anne
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 p... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2012 11:02
Guest — Marilyn
thank you for all the helpful information....I'm learning more and more how to stress less and less....God bless you Sharon!... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2012 10:33
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CLEP exams are such a great way for homescholars to prove to colleges that college level proficiency is easily within reach. Cong... Read More
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