Published on August 24, 2014
• Students need to be assertive and ask questions. • Students are expected to complete work missed due to an absence. Make-up work for absences of more than one class meeting needs to be arranged with the teacher. Late work will not be penalized. • Students should strive to turn homework and assignments in on time. All assignments will be posted online. As responsible learners, all students need to uphold this expectation. • Students should put forth their best effort every day. Work will often be challenging, but not beyond the students’ capabilities. Communication: We encourage students to feel comfortable asking for help at any time, including emailing for clarification on assignments and making appointments to see their teacher during the school day or after school. 6 th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Grading Agreements 1. Students will understand how they are graded. Students will be made aware of all grading practices through the use of rubrics, checklists, and other guided instructions. Grades will be based on individual achievement of learning goals. 2. Students will receive timely feedback in the grading process. Feedback may be immediate or ongoing depending upon the type of assignment. The maximum time span for teacher feedback will be 15 days. 3. Students will not be graded in comparison to each other. Students will be graded relative to established, rubrics, checklists, and other guided instructions and not in comparison to one another. 4. There will be make-up opportunities if a student misses a summative assessment. When a student misses a summative assessment because of an absence or a missed deadline, they will have a make-up opportunity. For a summative assessment, the student will take the same or similar assessment within a reasonable period of time from the date of the assessment. For a missed deadline, the student and teacher will confer and a new assignment deadline will be determined. If the new deadline is missed, parents will be notified, the student and teacher will confer again, and a course of action will be planned. 5. There will be no zeros recorded for summative assessments. Students will be required to complete all summative assessments. As a result, no zeros will be recorded or averaged for each semester grade. The letter “M” will be used in FAWEB to indicate summative assessments that need to be completed. 6. Grades for assessments will be posted online in the FAWEB open grade book within three weeks of the completion of the task. Students and parents will be able to access grades for summative assessments within three weeks of the assessment’s completion. 7. Grades will not be based on behavior; there is a separate rating system for the student’s Approaches to Learning (ATLs).