Grading Policy

  • Grading Policy

     

    Minimum number of recorded assignments per nine week grading period:

    Math - 15 grades

    ELAR - 8 Reading grades and 7 ELA grades (of which not more than 3 spelling grades)

    Science - 10 grades

    Social Studies - 10 grades

     

    Weighted Grades

    ELAR averages will be weighted as follows:

    60% Reading, 30% ELA, 10% Spelling

    Test grades may be counted as two daily grades, however, a single test or assignment may not count more than 20% of the final 9-week average in any subject.

     

    Make-Up Policy

    Re-teaching will be an integral part of regular classroom instruction whenever the teacher determines the student has not accomplished mastery of the TEKS. Teachers will follow the following procedures when a grade falls below 70% of mastery:

    Daily Work/Quizzes: Re-teach concepts not mastered, and then allow students to correct or retest. The grade recorded will be an average of the first grade and the redo grade with 70 being the highest grade that can be earned.

    Tests/Projects: Re-teach concepts not mastered, and then provide an alternate assessment (for projects allow the student to redo or correct) which will determine if concepts have been mastered. The grade will be an average of the first grade and the retest grade with 70 being the highest grade that can be earned. NOTE: Summative assessments are not eligible for make-up.

    **In order to ensure grading reflects a student's relative mastery of grade level TEKS, the ability to make corrections on daily work and test/projects will be limited to 50% of the recorded grades (per subject) during a 9-week grading period.

    Absences and Late Work

    If your child is absent, he/she will have one day to make up work for each day absent (with no grading penalty). Late work will be allowed for all grade levels following these guidelines: the student will be given up to five days to complete any late work, late work grades are not subject to correction, and 10 points will be deducted from the final grade for each day the assignment is late.