The chart below represents the academic language agreed upon by the Laurel Ridge staff and administration. This language is consistent with the assessment and grading policies found in synergy. Below the chart is a direct link to Sherwood School District's Teaching and Learning department for further clarification concerning academic policies.
LRMS Grading Categories 2013-2014
Definition for Parents/Students
Summative Assessments of student proficiency against standards. These assessments require students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills called for by content standards and represent student learning over a period of time.
Tests, performance tasks, projects, presentations...
Assignments, activities, tasks, or assessments which help students develop proficiency on a standard. These assignments inform teaching and provide feedback for learning but are not a summative assessment of learning.
Quizzes, practice tests, assignments...
This category is generally used as a means to communicate important information regarding student behaviors such as effort, responsibility, participation and work completion. Entries in this category have no impact on a student’s grade.
Participation grades, permission slips, practice logs...