Low-income students attending college, assessments.
#1: Why do you think more students from low-income communities do not attend college?
#2: Two teachers examine the performance of the two scholars listed below. Assessment #2 was more rigorous than Assessment #1 and was an extension of the same skill set required for Assessment #1.
The two teachers discuss the scholars’ performance to date and want to assign the following grades for the first progress report.
Teacher X wants to average the grades giving Scholar A a 50% and Scholar B a 75%.
Teacher Y wants to weigh Assessment #2 more than Assessment #1. This teacher gives Scholar A a 90% and Scholar B a 70%.
Assessment #1 Assessment #2
Scholar A 1 out of 10 9 out of 10
Scholar B 8 out of 10 7 out of 10
How would you assess these scholars? Do you lean more towards Teacher X or Teacher Y? What factors influence your decisions when you report scholars’ progress?