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I grade on participation (20 points) this includes, no talking, on task, on time and evaluation (10 points), my observation of attitude and involvement in the class. I don’t grade them on talent but on whether they work. They are given points everyday by computer and their parents can check it at home. I give them 100 to 125 points for their concerts depending on the length. I put the score in the day after the concert so parents of missing students can immediately see the effect of missing the concert. I give exams and concert report assignments that add up to 50 points. I actually enjoy grading now that I have a computer grading system. At the end of the quarter the grades are all done and the computer has done the totaling and grading as long as I have put the information in correctly.