Grades will reflect how well the student has mastered the course objectives (standards).
Only summative grades will be used in computing grades.
Students may retake any summative assessment (on their own time and at a time approved by the teacher) within the allocated grading period.
Students may retake any summative assessment they have not passed (with a C or better). Before being administered a retake, the studentmust demonstrate an improved understanding (correct previous testmistakes, redo a teacher assignment, meet with teacher etc.) of items he/she missed on the summative assessment. Once this has been completed the student may redo the assessment on his/her owntime and at a time arranged with the teacher.
Summative assessments should not be limited to tests, but should include projects, simulations and other approaches (including student critique per a rubric).
Students will be given a “Z” for summative assessments not completed. Any “Z” will be counted as a zero in the grade calculation. Students who have multiple missing assessments in a grading period, may be assigned an Incomplete (“I”). Incompletes entered on the student’s transcript are changed to a failing grade since Incompletes may not be carried into subsequent school years.
When a formative assignment is entered into Clarity, it will be linked to a standard/objective for the course (where course objectives have been added into Clarity). Clarity will be updated at least every two weeks.
Formative assessments will be rated on a progression scale of 1 to 4. (A zero will be entered for missing assignments.)
Given the importance of formative assessments/activities in helping students gain and/or increase their understanding; students will be required to successfully complete a majority of the formative assessments/activities before completing the summative test/activity. Teachers are encouraged to use a variety of engaging activities to help students understand and remember the desired outcomes. Teachers will return promptly, for student review, both formative and summative assessments.