•  Philosophy of Grading

     

    Grades are a means of communication between the teacher, the student, and the parent.  As a teacher I use grades to guide and inform instruction to assess the effectiveness.  Grades measure results of content and skills mastered as opposed to effort extended by our students.  Students should use their grades to evaluate their learning and level of engagement during daily lessons.  Parents use grades to celebrate their child's achievements and as a guide to assist them at home with areas needing improvement. 

     

     

    Marking Period Grade Calculation:

     

    I grade weekly practices and assess student growth at the end of each quarter in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math. Homework and class work is not graded, but will be used as a means of daily evaluation.

      

    Subject: Math

    Areas that make up the student’s grade

    The percentage of the grade made up by this area

    Examples

    Math Tests

    50%

    Quarterly Tests 

    Math Quizzes

    50%

    Weekly Quizzes

     

    Subject: Reading

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Examples

    Reading Tests

    50%

    Scott Foresman Unit Tests

    Reading Quizzes

    50%

    Comprehension Quizzes (Fresh Reads and Selection Assessments)

     

    Subject: Writing

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Examples

    End of a Writing Unit Benchmark Assessment

    50%

    Effective Communicator

    Weekly Writing & Spelling

    50%

    Spelling and Journal Writing

     

    Subject: Social Studies

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Daily work is informally assessed

    0%

    No formal assessments or grades given in this subject area

     

    Subject: Science

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Daily work is informally assessed

    0%

    No formal assessments or grades given in this subject area