October 26

Grading Policy

HOMEWORK
Homework is due by 8 a.m. at the beginning of class the next school day after the student receives the assignment.
SCIENCE: DAILY WORK & TESTS
Test grades are “weighted” and count twice. Daily Work grades count once. After tests are weighted, all grades are totaled and divided by the total number of grades, which usually varies between 10 to 15 grades per six weeks.
MATH: DAILY WORK, MATH FACTS, & TESTS
Daily Work consists of Guided Practice and Homework. Lessons are completed in class as time allows and become Homework if not finished at the end of class. Math Tests and Math Facts quizzes are completed independently. Math Tests are weighted and count twice. Daily Work and Math Facts grades count once. After tests are weighted, grades are totaled and divided by the total number of grades, which usually varies between 15 to 25 grades per six weeks.

E.L.A. (English Language Arts): TESTS & DAILY WORK
Daily work (writing prompts, folder/spiral work, in-class activities) is 75% and tests (Spelling tests and unit tests) are 25%. Grades are totaled and divided by the total number of grades.

READING: DAILY WORK, FLUENCY, VOCABULARY, &
TESTS
AR Reading Tests are completed independently by the student. Most Daily Work is completed cooperatively with student group members. Reading Fluency and Vocabulary are monitored and assessed during the year. Test grades count for 25% of their total grade and Daily Work counts for 75% of their total grade.

LATE WORK
Eleven points will be taken off each day an assignment is late. For example, the highest grade possible for a paper one day late is an “89”. If a paper is more than three days late, a zero will be given. This grading policy rule is for assignments not turned in due to student
neglect and does not pertain to make-up work due to an excused absence.

MAKE-UP WORK
Make-Up Work is given the day the student returns after an absence.

THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING HIS/HER MAKE-UP WORK ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE TEACHERS.

The student has a number of days equal to the number of days he or she was absent to complete the work. If the student doesn’t turn in assignments during the allotted time, points for Late Work will be taken from the total grade for each assignment. If a student doesn’t understand the assignment and therefore cannot complete it in a timely manner, the parent should send a note requesting assignment clarification. We are flexible-please let us know if there are special circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: Make-up work will be given when the student returns from an excused absence after the student requests his/her missed assignments. Some students may be “excused” from some assignments at the teacher’s discretion.

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