What Do My Report Card Grades
How Do My Teachers Grade My Learning?
My work reflects both advanced and proficient understanding of course learning targets.
My work reflects mostly or all proficient understanding of course learning targets.
My work reflects some proficient understanding of course learning targets, but I also have some key misconceptions.
My work reflects an incomplete understanding of most course learning targets, and I also have many key misconceptions.
Even with different types of support, my work does not reflect an understanding of course learning targets or I haven’t done enough work to show my understanding.
Academic Letter Grades
-Academic letter grades reflect students' progress towards mastery of course learning targets.
-Each academic course has a list of eight to twelve common-core aligned learning targets that clearly define what students will learn and know how to do over the course of the school year.
-At each grading period, teachers review individual student performance in relation to the course learning targets currently being assessed. By carefully analyzing a student's proficiency level over time, teachers are able to determine his or her current level of mastery for each learning target.
-The student's level of mastery for each learning target is then considered when determining the student's overall report card grade.
-Homework may be assigned to help students progress toward mastery of learning targets; however homework will not be factored into a student’s overall academic letter grade.
Work Habits/Cooperation Grades
-Students' cooperation grades are determined by their daily practice of following directions and contributing positively to the learning environment of the classroom.
-Students' work habits grades are determined by their daily practice of focusing on the task at hand, and completing their work in a timely manner.
-Studio School teachers assess students' cooperation and work habits separately from their mastery of learning targets in the following form: Excellent (E), Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U)
-Homework completion may be used to reflect students' cooperation and/or work habits skills.
-Students will be given multiple ways and timelines to demonstrate their progress towards mastery of the learning targets.
-At the Studio School, we recognize that student performance is greatly impacted by instruction and classroom practices; thus, we are committed to:
a) clear expectations and routines,
b) opportunities for student reflection and goal- setting,
c) providing ongoing teacher feedback,
d) and refining our instruction to reach all learners.