PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
Teachers will use a grading scale in which all grade (A, B, C, D, F) are of equal "distance" from one another. Click here to read more about the equidistant grading scale and how teachers will apply it to their gradebook.
How to Translate Assignment Scores from Numbers to Letter Grades (Ex: Is 58/75 a C+ or B-?)
Guskey, Thomas R. "The Case Against Percentage Grades." Educational Leadership 71.1 (2013): 68-72. Education Research Complete. Web.
Reeves, Douglas. “Case against the Zero” Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 86, No. 4. December 2004. pp. 324-325.
Formative & Summative Weighting
Teachers will use two main categories for all graded work:
Formative: used while instruction is occurring and helps inform teacher on how to modify instruction
Summative: information gathered and reported for use in judging the outcome of that development
Redos & Retakes
Teachers will allow students to retake or redo formative and summative assessments so that students can show what they know, understand, and can apply. Teachers will develop classroom policies on how students are allowed retakes and redos.
Wormelli, Rick. "Redos and Retakes Done Right." Education Leadership, Vol. 69, No. 3, Nov. 2011 pp. 22-26
Fisher, Douglas, Nancy Frey, and Ian Pumpian. "No Penalties for Practice." Educational Leadership 69.3 (2011): 46-51. ERIC. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
Grading Using Rubrics & Student Portfolios
Teachers will ensure that students understand in advance how their grades will be determined through the use of rubrics and student work portfolios.
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