Harts Bluff ISD Grading Policy
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:
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.