Today marks the beginning of Week 5 and I surveyed all 64 of my students. Here are the questions (and results):
1) Do you have a computer at home? (96% yes)
2) Do you have internet at home? (82% yes)
3) Do you want Khan Academy to count towards your grade? (88% yes)
Students are on-board and pumped for grading through KA. Now, how do I grade students using KA? Here are my thoughts:
I want KA to represent 50% of my students 4th quarter grades.
5th grade curriculum roughly takes students through all the modules up to "Prime Factorization". Completing all modules up to this point will earn students a "B", which at my school, represents being at-grade-level. I will individually conference with students to determine their module requirement for an "A", which represents a student who is above-grade-level.
Through "Subtraction 4" will represent 4th grade curriculum, which will translate to a "C"
Anything below will earn students a "D"
Significantly below will be a "U" (equivalent to an F at my school).
I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, what do you think?