ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT                                                                EIA
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT                                                                EIA
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT                                                                EIA
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT                                                                  EIA
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT                                                                 EIA
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT                                                                EIA
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2010-2011 District Grading Policy

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2010-2011 District Grading Policy

  1. 1. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EIA GRADING (REGULATION) PERCENTAGE The following weights shall apply in calculating the nine-week WEIGHTS grade for all students in all courses grades 1-12: • Daily Grades 40% • Performance Assessments 40% • Comprehensive Common Assessments 20% DEFINITIONS AND The following should serve as examples of the different grade cat- EXAMPLES egories: (Examples may not be all inclusive.) Daily Grades: • Class participation; discussion • Guided practice • Independent class work or performances • Group class work or performances • Homework assignments • Lab reports • Component parts (progress checks) of major assignments • Daily (minor) quizzes Performance Assessments: • Weekly tests (e.g., spelling, vocabulary) • Accelerated Reader Tests • Chapter or unit tests • Independent or group projects • Essays • Journals • Research papers • Notebooks • Speeches • Presentations • Major (multiple day) science labs Comprehensive Common Assessments. Comprehensive tests developed by curriculum facilitators, or grade level /department teams, which are given at the end of each nine-week grading pe- riod. These tests should be a comprehensive assessment of the curriculum objectives taught during the nine-week period and de- signed to measure whether or not students have mastered those objectives. DATE ISSUED: August 17, 2010 1 of 6
  2. 2. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EIA GRADING (REGULATION) Examples of When Grades May Not be Given: According to dis- trict policy a student’s grades must reflect a student’s relative mas- tery of an assignment, therefore the following are examples (al- though not all inclusive) of things grades may not be assigned for: • Disciplinary matters or compliance issues • Attendance or reporting on time • Returning textbooks or bringing textbooks to class • Returning parental papers, forms, etc. requiring parental signatures • Work ethic The final decision as to whether or not a grade reflects a student’s relative mastery of an assignment rests with the campus principal. MINIMUM NUMBER OF Daily Grades. Teachers shall enter a minimum of: GRADES • 3 grades during the first three-weeks of each grading period • 3 grades during the second three-weeks of each grading period • 2 grades during the third three-weeks of each grading pe- riod Total minimum of eight daily grades per nine-week grading period. Performance Assessments. Teachers shall enter a minimum of: • 1 grade during the first three-weeks of each grading period • 1 grade during the second three-weeks of each grading pe- riod • No grades during the third three-weeks of each grading pe- riod Total minimum of two performance assessment grades per nine- week grading period. Department meetings should be utilized to create equitable deci- sions to benefit all students in determining the number of grades taken per subject area above the minimum required; as well as the type of grades to be given. These decisions require campus prin- cipal approval to ensure that grades taken are consistent among grade level subject matter for all students. DATE ISSUED: August 17, 2010 2 of 6
  3. 3. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EIA GRADING (REGULATION) SEMESTER GRADES Semester grades are determined by: • 50% first nine-week reporting period for that semester • 50% second nine-week reporting period for that semester Common assessments for the second nine-week reporting period of each semester may be comprehensive to include curriculum ob- jectives from the first nine-week period, but no semester exams will be given. At the high school level end-of-course exams may be used in lieu of the final nine-week common assessment. MAKE-UP WORK The following guidelines are established for “make-up” work that students missed because they were absent from class: Elementary and Middle School • Daily work – students will be given three days per day they were absent to make up the assignments they missed, up to a maximum of ten days. (e.g., 3 days absence = 9 days to complete work; 5 days absent = 10 days to complete) • Tests – students will be given three days upon their return to school from an absence to make-up any test they missed. If the student was present when the test was as- signed they will be expected to make-up the test on the day they return. • Other performance assessments, other than tests, for which the student knew about prior to the absence, are due upon return to school. (e.g., projects, presentations, speeches, research papers, etc.) High School • Daily work – students will be given one day per absence up to a maximum of ten days. • Tests – students will be given three days upon their return to school from an absence to make-up any test they missed. If the student was present when the test was as- signed they will be expected to make-up the test on the day they return. DATE ISSUED: August 17, 2010 3 of 6
  4. 4. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EIA GRADING (REGULATION) • Other performance assessments, other than tests, for which the student knew about prior to the absence, are due upon return to school. (e.g., projects, presentations, speeches, research papers, etc.) Absences due to Extracurricular Activities • Assignments due the day of the absence for an extracurri- cular activity must be submitted prior to leaving for the ac- tivity. • Assignments that will be missed due to an absence for an extracurricular activity must be obtained before leaving for the activity. • It is the students’ responsibility to communicate with their teachers concerning absences for extracurricular activities and assignments that must be submitted or obtained prior to the activity. LATE WORK The following guidelines are established for “late” work that stu- dents in attendance failed to submit on the due date: Daily Grades • One day late – a deduction of 30 points will be deducted from the grade the student actually made on the assign- ment. • Two or more days late (up to the end of the three-week progress report period) - a deduction of 50 points will be deducted from the grade the student actually made on the assignment. • Once the three-week progress report period has ended any missing assignments will receive a zero. Performance Assessments • One day late – a deduction of an additional 30 points will be deducted from the grade the student actually made on the assessment. DATE ISSUED: August 17, 2010 4 of 6
  5. 5. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EIA GRADING (REGULATION) • Two days late - a deduction of an additional 50 points will be deducted from the grade the student actually made on the assessment. • After the second day any assessments not submitted will receive a zero. WORK TO IMPROVE Students will be given an opportunity within each three-weeks GRADES progress reporting period to “re-do” assignments or tests that were completed and submitted by the due date, but not mastered. To take advantage of this opportunity it is the student’s responsibility to initiate a process with their teacher for re-doing the assignment or test. The following guidelines shall apply to work that is “re-done” and resubmitted to improve a student’s grade: Elementary and Middle School • Daily assignments can be re-done or corrections made and resubmitted for a maximum grade of 70. • At the teachers’ discretion students may have the opportu- nity to re-take or make corrections on a performance as- sessment as long as the same opportunity is provided to all students throughout the grade level or content area. High School • At the teachers’ discretion students may have the opportu- nity to re-do or correct daily assignments as long as the same opportunity is provided to all students across the con- tent area. • Students must have the opportunity to take an assessment a second time to improve their grade. The highest score of the two assessments is the grade that will be recorded, up to a maximum grade of 70. DATE ISSUED: August 17, 2010 5 of 6
  6. 6. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EIA GRADING (REGULATION) ACADEMIC Definitions: DISHONESTY Plagiarism is the use of another’s original ideas or writing as one’s own without giving credit to the true author. Consequences: Academic dishonesty will be handled in accordance with district policy and the El Campo ISD Student Code of Conduct. District Policy EIA (LOCAL) states the following under the subhead- ing of Academic Dishonesty: “Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalties on assignments or tests and disciplinary penalties in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Aca- demic dishonesty includes cheating or copying the work of another student, plagiarism, and unauthorized communication between students during an examination. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judg- ment of the classroom teacher or another supervising professional employee, taking into consideration written materials, observation, or information from students.” The Code of Conduct lists the following as one of the General Types of Prohibited Conduct: ”Academic dishonesty, including cheating, copying the work of another, plagiarism, or unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing an assignment.” As a violation of the Student Code of Conduct students who en- gage in academic dishonesty are subject to one or more of the dis- cipline management techniques listed in the Code of Conduct; in- cluding, but not limited to, grade reductions. DATE ISSUED: August 17, 2010 6 of 6

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