Project Rating

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Project Rating

Postby Zann » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:18 pm

Anyone knows how a project is being rated? Does each team member (including the lead) share the same rating? :?

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Re: Project Rating

Postby lizawa » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:20 pm

Zann wrote:Anyone knows how a project is being rated? Does each team member (including the lead) share the same rating? :?


Hi Zann,

In my son's school, yes. But the teacher told them, if there is anyone in the team who never does his work, the team can let the teacher know and the teacher will not give him the marks.

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Re: Project Rating

Postby Zann » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:06 pm

lizawa wrote:
Zann wrote:Anyone knows how a project is being rated? Does each team member (including the lead) share the same rating? :?


Hi Zann,

In my son's school, yes. But the teacher told them, if there is anyone in the team who never does his work, the team can let the teacher know and the teacher will not give him the marks.

Thanks Lizawa for responding to this query. For sec1 is Porject work one subject on its own or the score is added to ? subject?

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Postby lizawa » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:06 pm

Hi Zaan,

Think it depends on individual schools, right ? In my son's school, projects for all subjects, some individual, some team work. All add up to final score. I think it's about 10 - 20%, not very sure.

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Postby csc » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:46 am

While checking my son's file, I happen to come across a circular on how the rating of his Geography project is carried out.

Though it is a group project, individual scores are given for individually written report and oral presentation. Group scores ( same for everyone in the group) are given for the powerpoint presentations and other props.
The handout details the rubrics needed to obtain a certain score. Pretty systematic and objective.

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Postby schellen » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Besides grading final product/presentation, some schools may include process in the grade. This will help the group if they were on task and conscientious but still end up with a not-so-good product. Of course, in order to grade process, students will need to keep records like research done (even if not used eventually), minutes of meetings, details of contributions by each group member, etc. A lot of students (and their parents!) are still very product-oriented so when it's time to grade process, the students only have a few pieces of paper in their process files. (And these are the handouts given by the teachers!)

Some schools may go even further and ask students to grade themselves and their group members. Everything is kept confidential and only the teachers in-charge will actually know who graded who how much. The students only know the final grade. To defer queries about unfair grading, students may be asked to write comments to support the grade they give their group members. For e.g., if "2/10" is given, the comments may be "J only attended 3 out of the 6 meetings we held, and for those 3 meetings, he turned up late and always used excuses to leave early. He does not do his share of the work properly. We have to constantly ask him if his part is ready, and he always hands in his part late, delaying all of us. When we see his contribution, it is usually not relevant or just directly printed out from the internet. He only helps us to cut and paste pictures and read out his notes for his part of the presentation."

Of course, this "bad" example is an extreme case but you get the idea, right? So this J will get a much lower grade than his group members if all the other members grade him likewise. To prevent all the other members from "sabo-ing" him, J's teachers would have kept themselves updated on the group's dynamics and progress. They would have talked to the group and J privately in hopes of not having to fail the group or J. They may even contact J's parents/guardians for help but if it's J's fault and he doesn't buck up, he fails.

I feel that this is the optimal way of grading projects regardless of level/stream in sec schs cos it does mirror real working life somewhat.

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Project Wrok in JC

Postby dream » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:35 pm

All,
How the project work affect the A level result? Any minium requirements for the university entrance?

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