8th Grade Team
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...
→I was absent. Did I miss anything? ABSOLUTELY! What do I do?
Check academic team calendar online. Download attached files if applicable and complete assignment to the best of your ability.
Check the Absence Station at an appropriate time (before school, after instruction during class, or after school) Take materials available for the days you missed and complete.
You have the same number of days to make up work as the number of days you missed. For example, if you were absent for 2 days, you have 2 days to turn in missing work without penalty.
→How can I improve my grade?
Print Synergy report and check for retake opportunities on assessment scores
Complete proficiency practice for the assessment you are retaking.
Conference with your teacher to check off proficiency practice.
When retake is returned, fill out your proficiency tracker with new score and repeat steps if necessary
→I need help, what do I do?