• Grading Policy & Procedure

    There are 2 Exams given in General Algebra & Algebra I, a Mid-Term and a Final.  
    The exams have their own category during the 2nd and 4th marking periods in the grade book. In accordance with school policy, they and are weighted as 10% of your overall marking period average.
    Formal Assessments
    Formal assessments are those which a student has prepared for and scheduled.  
    Tests, Quizzes, Summative, Formative & Performance assessments as well as projects all fall into this category.
    Informal Assessments
    Informal assessments are alternative methods of evaluating student progress and growth.  
    Teacher observation, small group investigations, oral presentations and screencasting
    are just a few examples of techniques that are used in class.
    Formative Assessments
    Generally speaking, these are in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.
    Summative Assessments
    These are used to evaluate student learning, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period—typically at the end of a project, unit, course, semester, program, or school year. 
    Classwork & Participation
    Work that students do to gain mastery of a particular skill will generally fall under these categories. Practice on Study Island and Delta Math are good examples.  Students will always know in advance how an assignment or assessment will be categorized and are encouraged to ask if they are not certain.  Portal is an excellent source also.  Pending asssignments and assessments are usually in portal prior to the due date.
     Parent Portal 
    Please keep in mind, when viewing parent portal, that this recording system is in real-time.  Throughout the marking period as students work to master and grow, the scores and averages within the portal will change.  Parents are encouraged to email me with any questions regarding progress as the portal alone can be in inaccurate method for evaluating a students current status in class.