Grading Policy

Harts Bluff ISD Grading Policy

2015-2016

1st-6th Grades

 

Purpose of grades

The primary purpose of grades it to provide a snapshot of student’s progress toward mastering learning goals.  Grades provide accurate, specific, and timely feedback to students, parents, and teachers in order to improve student performance. 

 

Daily Work Grades

Daily work grades can be taken from a number of resources including, but not limited to:

  • Daily practice

  • Class discussions

  • Classroom assignments

  • Classroom presentations

  • < >< >Students should be given at least one daily work grade per week resulting in a minimum of 9 daily work grades per grading period. 

     

    Within three days of the receipt of a failing daily work grade, students may request an opportunity to improve their grade.  The type of opportunity (correction, redo, alternate assignment) is at the teacher’s discretion.  Students will have no more than two opportunities to improve their grade. 

     

    Summative Assessments (Tests)

    Summative assessment is used after instruction to measure student growth related to standards and is given at a particular point to determine if a student has mastered the learning objective.

    Students will take at least 3 tests per 9 week grading period.  All tests will be graded by the teacher.  Peer grading/reviewing will not be used for summative assessment.

    Within three days of the receipt of a failing test grade, students may request an opportunity to improve their grade.  Students will have no more than two opportunities to improve their grade. 

     

    Communicating with Parents

    The electronic grade book is used for all grade reporting. (Please sign up through the front office) Teachers will enter grades at least once per week to ensure parents are able to view current grades in a timely manner.

  • AR GRADES-2 grades in Reading each nine weeks.

  •  ( Percent correct/percent of goal met.)

    Keep up with your child’s AR goal and test grades by clicking on educational websites, Home connect, and entering your child’s log in and password to set up email alerts.

  • For students in danger of failing, progress reports will be available to parents at the 3 week and 6 week grading period.