7th grade parent informational meeting on grading procedures

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7th grade parent informational meeting on grading procedures

  1. 1. Seventh Grade Grading Procedures Mountain View Library Thursday, December 15, 2011 Presenters: Mr. Bigsby, Seventh Grade Team Attendees: Seventh Grade Parents
  2. 2. SETTING THE STAGE <ul><li>Tonight’s goal – address confusion about grading procedures </li></ul><ul><li>NORMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A at designated times during presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Above the shoulders” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule a conference or contact me </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. SETTING THE STAGE <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophical Discussion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ISSUES <ul><li>Jupiter Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Retakes </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul>
  5. 5. PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All students can learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students learn in different ways. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students learn in different timeframes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Errors are inherent in the learning process. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate how well student has achieved standards/objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product – summative assessments (projects, exams) that focus on the what at a particular time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Process – responsibility, work habits, and effort </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Progress – over a period of time, what progress was made ( authentic assessments) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades are not about what students earn but about what students have learn. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. CLARIFICATION <ul><li>Jupiter Grades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher discretion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very important & necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Teacher Presentations <ul><ul><li>PINK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of Practice Assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of Academic Assessments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GREEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work Habits Rubric </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Teacher Presentations <ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Teacher Presentations <ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Teacher Presentations <ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Teacher Presentations <ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION <ul><li>Have a Wonderful Night! </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Resources can be found on the Principal’s Page under the OUR SCHOOL Tab </li></ul>

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