Grading Policy

Harts Bluff ISD Grading Policy

2017-2018

7th and 8th 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 – 40%

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

  • Daily practice
  • Class discussions
  • Classroom assignments
  • Classroom presentations
  • Homework
  • Quizzes

Students should be given at least one daily work grade per week resulting in a minimum of 9 daily work grades per grading period.  Daily work will account for 40% of a student’s grade.

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.

 

 

 

Summative Assessments (Tests) – 60%

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.  Tests will account for 60% of a student’s grade.  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.