Grades: Aeries Software SIS*A. 5 Standards-Based Categories ww w .commonc ore.orgB. Scoring Guides to Corresponds w it h the standards. Gradebook %C. Revision and Multiple Revision is assig Chances to Improve, with determined by A nment-specific a nd merican Lit teach scoring guides to clarify each assignmen t. (accepted up to ers for 2 weeks how to improve the depth before end of term ) of knowledge, skill, or grade.
Grading terms & their % equivalent: Advanced + A+ (97) Advanced A (90.5) Advanced - A- (83.5) Proficient + B+ (77) Proficient B (70.5) Proficient - B- (63.5) Basic + C+ (57) Basic C (50.5) Basic - C- (43.5) Below Basic + D+ (37) Below Basic D (30.5) Below Basic - D- (23.5) Far Below Basic F (10) No Evidence/Missing/Incomplete I (0)
ENG Dept. Grading EmphasizesOld: New: Grade is a punishment, no way Emphasis on revision provides hope and to “dig out” of a hole. real learning opportunities.Rubrics were longer than the essays The American Literature teachers createthey were used to grade and were common assignments used in every sectionopen to interpretation. of the course, along with brief, standards- based scoring guides that spell out proficiency and advanced grasp of the standard. The AmLit teaching team plans the year toTeachers planned curriculum so that provide multiple chances to improve ata student may only have one or two a given skill and the grading system motivatesopportunities to work on a skill. students to continue improving beyond an assignment’s original due date (no late work penalty, specific revision suggestions).
Now, grades on SIS are• Communication about student’s progress on the common core standards.• Specific, based on scoring guides, about where a student can improve skills.• Encouraging, rather than punishing: late work penalties and extra credit are extinct.• The only way to make up for not doing the work is by doing the work.