• Philosophy of Grading j

    It is my belief that students have the right to be graded clearly and consistently; all grades should reflect student progress and development. They should accurately represent what students have learned based on their level of mastery in regard to state and district standards. Furthermore, grading should be used as a tool to premote growth and faciliate instruction.

    Subject: Math

    Assessments

    Weight/Percentage

    Assessment Tools

    Tests

     50%

    VVS Quarterly Tests, Math Unit Tests(Scott Foresman)

     

     
    Quizzes

     

     
    50%

    Diagnostic Checkpoints(Scott Foresman), Cumulative Reviews, Teacher developed quizzes, classwork

                                                                                                      

    Subject: Reading

    Assessments

    Weight/Percentage

    Assessment Tools

     

     
    Tests

     

     
    50%

    Quarterly Assessments (Unit Tests-Scott Foresman), Rigby Reading Level (student's individual reading level.

     

     
     
    Quizzes

     

     
     
    50%

    Dibels (reading fluency), Scott Foresman Selection Tests, Scott Foresman Fresh Reads, High 

    Frequency Word Recognition, Comprehension Checks, Classwork

     

    Subject: Writing

    Assessments

    Weight/Percentage

    Assessment Tools

     

    Effective Communicator Writing Assessment

     

    50%

    Practice 4 (Completed independently by the students and is taken as a test grade.)

     

    Effective Communicator, Spelling Quizzes, and Daily writing Practices

     

     
    50%

    Effective Communicator practice 3 for each unit, Journal Writing, Teacher developed assignments, Sitton Spelling Tests