I am going into my third year teaching AP CSP using Code.org. I am looking for ideas on how everyone approaches grading throughout the year. I typically will assign grades for the projects and assessments at the end of each unit and those are graded based on rubrics and accuracy. However, the daily assignments/lessons are a little different. They have the opportunity to participate in the lessons online and there are questions throughout. Do you assign participation points? Additional assignments? If any of you could share how you approach your courses, I would appreciate it.
I am concerned as in the past I have given participation points to completing the lessons, simulations, and app lab activities. However, it may not be an accurate picture of the student’s skills with regards to the tasks. I want to be fair and honor the time students put into the course, but at the same time I want their grades to reflect their skills and to relate to their performance on the AP exam.