Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Science and Social Studies Education; Ohio University 2002
June 4th will be the last day for late/missing/and resubmitted work. This is a county policy so there will have to be no exceptions. I will gladly accept any and all work before June 4th as well. :-)
4th Quarter Grades
Here is the link I mentioned to students in my video this morning about how grades are being handled for the 4th quarter.
What does this mean for my classes?
I will chose two assignments each week that I feel best represent student demonstration of understanding of the learning goals for the week (I believe the district uses the term "progress of quality work"). All other assignments given will be lessons that support those goals and assist in students achieving those goals. Assignments used to assess students' progress of quality work will be clearly identified both when the assignment is given and when put into the powerschool gradebook. A student must receive a 70% minimum to receive credit on assignments identified.
For science class, these assignments will vary from one or two identified daily assignments or a could include separate "quiz-like" assignment. For these quiz assignments, students may use whatever resources they have available to them. All of the questions will come directly from the sources we have used for that week's lessons or ask students to apply the ideas learned.
Social studies assignments counted toward a student's progress of quality work will typically be the question sets for each week's reading (all sets will be graded as one assignment) and an atlas activity. Any variations from this will be clearly identified in the week's instructions.
Again, a student must achieve a 70% on any assignment being applied toward progress of quality work in order to receive credit. Students may redo assignments as often as they like until they achieve 70%. Obviously, there will have to be some cut-off date, but that will be determined toward the end and i will do my best to give students a week warning before that date. (But I can not promise that due to how quickly policies are sometimes changing.)