In more and more of my rubrics over the last year, I am trying to emphasize effort. From the reading I have done on the growth mindset, I think it is important to encourage students to challenge themselves and be self-reflective. I also want students to make the connection between what behaviors and habits lead to certain results.
I have been thinking more about how I want to break down my grading structure for math next year. I decided I wanted to make a math participation rubric that students could use to evaluate their own habits and effort. Using the rubric, they will be able to earn up to 20 points per week based on this self-assessment. I then will also grade their effort and behaviors in math, and we can discuss how my assessment of them compares to their own self-assessment.
This version of the rubric I made for a teacher who is teaching our 3rd and 4th grade students. She will be using Xtramath with her students, so I included that as a component of the rubric. I will probably change the rubric slightly for myself for next year. The rubric is a word document, so it is editable. You can get a copy HERE.
How do you break down your grade in math? Do you use standards-based grading? Do you grade just based on performance on daily work and tests? Do you ever give your students opportunities to grade themselves and reflect on their own habits and academic behaviors? How do you try and encourage a growth mindset in math?