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13 14 opening day

  1. 1. 2013 2014 Another great year!
  2. 2. IntroductionsIntroductions Mrs. Sarah Puderbach Ms. Mallory Scoppa Mr. Ryan Bulgarelli Changes- Mr. Weaver/Mr. McNaughton Mrs. Fry Unfilled- Learning Support Para
  3. 3. LTMS
  4. 4. August 22nd -7:30 – 7:55 a.m. Light Refreshments & Beverages HS Lobby -8:00 – 9:15 a.m. District-wide Meeting HS/MS Auditorium -9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break & Transition to Buildings -9:30 – 11:00 a.m. MS - Building Faculty Meeting -11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MS - Presentation on Teacher Effectiveness Tool for Supervision and Evaluation – Cori Cotner, BLaST IU 17 -12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH (on your own) -1:30 – 2:55 p.m. MS 6th & 7th Grades – Team Meetings HS & 8th Grade – iPad/Moodle Training -3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Loyalsock Township Education Association Meeting HS/MS Auditorium
  5. 5. August 23rd -8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. MS/HS – Grading & Assessment Practices MS/HS Library -9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break -9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.* MS/HS – Grade book Preparation -11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MS – Department Meetings - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (on your own) -1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.** MS – Data Analysis Presentation (PSSAs) LIBRARY -2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Break -2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PLC Groups Meet *Nurses will meet in the Student Services Suite from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **Counselors will meet in the Student Services Suite from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  6. 6. •Important Information •Michelle/Sue Take Responsibility Back-to-School packets SRO Anti-Bullying Posters Flip Charts/Emergency Bags
  7. 7. •New Start Time
  8. 8. Daily Class Schedule LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE 2013-2014 7:30 Doors Open/Breakfast 7:45-7:49 Lockers/One Minute Warning Bell 7:50 Tardy Bell SIXTH GRADE SEVENTH GRADE EIGHTH GRADE 7:50-8:31 7:50-8:31 7:50-8:31 Chorus/Band Chorus/Band Chorus/Band or REACH or REACH or REACH 8:35-9:16 8:35-9:16 8:35-9:16 CORE MINI CORE 9:20-10:01 9:20-10:01 9:20-10:01 CYCLE CORE CORE 10:05-10:46 10:05-10:46 10:05-10:46 CORE CORE CYCLE 10:50-11:31 10:46-11:16 10:50-11:31 CORE LUNCH A CORE 11:31-12:01 11:20-12:01 11:31-12:01 LUNCH B CYCLE LUNCH B 12:05-12:46 12:05-12:46 12:05-12:46 CORE CORE MINI 12:50-1:31 12:50-1:31 12:50-1:31 MINI CORE CORE 1:35-2:16 1:35-2:16 1:35-2:16 CORE CORE CORE 2:20-3:00 2:20-3:00 2:20-3:00 TAS TAS TAS 3:00 - Announcements/Dismissal 6th Grade Chorus – days 1, 3, 5 Band – days 2, 4, 6 7th /8th Grade Chorus – days 2, 4, 6 Band – days 1, 3, 5 REACH = Remediation Enrichment for Achievement CORE = Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies MINI = meets every day in a shortened marking period CYCLE = meets once every third school day TAS = Targeted Academic Support 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 6th LB 5B 4th 3rd 2nd LA 5B 4th 3rd 2nd 7th 6th 6th LB5A 7th 8th 8th 8th 7th 1st1st 9th 9th 9th
  9. 9. Communication Daily Announcements- Teachers please use TV in lobby for important messages
  10. 10. At the door… •Please continue to be visible in the morning and at the door between classes. •Special support needed to and from lunch. •First week only- teachers walk students to the café.
  11. 11. Character Education/TEAM  Respect, responsibility, trust worthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship are the six pillars of the character education program practice every day. We promote positive attitudes and the TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) philosophy at LTMS.  Please continue to be good role models and refer to the pillars
  12. 12. 6TH Wed. 7TH Thurs. 8TH Fri. TAS CLASS MEETINGS
  13. 13. •Blog •Homework Pages •Parent Portal •Student Portal •Parent Link •Maps
  14. 14. Please join!
  15. 15. Assessment Faculty members are encouraged to “chunk” assessments such that students are assessed more often. Summative assessment is appropriate so long as it is not the single determiner of a student’s grade. There is significant research and literature that indicates that the more frequent the assessment (whether formative or summative), the better a student has a chance of being successful in that course. Please refer to the “Revised” Board Policy on Grading.
  16. 16. Loyalsock Township School District (MIDDLE SCHOOL)  Revised (Updated)  Policy 213. ASSESSMENT and GRADING OF STUDENT PROGRESS
  17. 17. Assessment  Assessment shall be the system of measuring and recording student progress and achievement that enables the student, parents/guardians and teachers to determine a student's attainment of established local and state academic standards. -PSBA
  18. 18. Aim of assessment  To learn the student’s strengths and weaknesses.  To determine where remedial work is required;  Plan educational or vocational future for the student in areas of the greatest potential for success.
  19. 19. Assessment System  The Board directs that the district's instructional program shall include a system of assessing all students' academic progress. The system shall include descriptions of how achievement of academic standards will be measured and how this information will be used to assist students in meeting required standards.  Students with disabilities shall be included in the district's assessment system, with appropriate accommodations when necessary.  The Superintendent or designee shall develop and implement an assessment system to measure student progress, in accordance with district goals and state regulations.
  20. 20. Report Cards  Report cards shall be issued on the dates announced in the schedule for the district.  Should a student's work be incomplete in a subject at the time of issuing report cards, a grade shall be given upon completion of the work and entered on the report card before the next issuing.  If, at the end of the next marking period, the student's work remains incomplete, the student may receive a 60 for the previous marking period.
  21. 21. Expectations  Report cards shall be issued on the dates announced in the schedule for the district.  Students' academic progress can be monitored regularly through the online grading system that shall be updated by teachers at least once per week.
  22. 22. Assigning Grades  Should a student's work be incomplete in a subject at the time of issuing report cards, an Inc grade shall be given which represents Incomplete. The incomplete work may be made up within 10 school days. Upon completion of the work, the grade will be entered into the grade reporting system. The corrected grade will appear on the report card at its next issuing. If the work is not satisfactorily completed within a period of 10 school days, the student may receive a 55 for that marking period.  The percentage values of letter grades are as follows:  A - 90-100  B - 80-89  C - 70-79  D - 65-69  E - 0-64
  23. 23. Middle School and High School  A failing grade for a marking period will have a value of 0-64. No grade below 50 will be issued unless the teacher has documented communication with the principal, school counselor, parent, and student.  Numerical grades will be used for all subjects.  Should a student's grade reflect any significant drop in performance, the teacher should communicate to the parent/guardian about that performance.  Loyalsock Township High/Middle School will publish two (2) levels of honor roll. Both honor roll and high honor calculations are derived by determining the Cumulative Weighted Average as follows:  Raw Grade x Credit Earned x Weight = Quality Points  Cumulative Weighted Average = Quality Points/Credits attempted
  24. 24. Honor Roll  Honor Roll Criteria  Cumulative weighted average between 9085.00 - 94.99.  No course grade can be less than 80. No current marking period failures in any course.  No Incomplete grade for the current marking period.  High Honor Roll Criteria  Cumulative weighted average between 95.00 and 100.00.between 95.00between 95.00 - 100.  No course grade can be less than 80.  No current marking period failures in any course.  No Incomplete grade for the current marking period.
  25. 25. Middle School and High School  In no case shall a student's marking period grade be based solely on one (1) criterion.  Formative and summative assessments shall be used in determining a student's marking period grade using a total/raw points scoring methodology.  High School - Total point values for all assessments for each six-week marking period grade shall comprise no fewer than 400 total points for block-scheduled (semester) courses and 200 total points for period (year- long) courses.  Middle School - Total point values for all assessments for each nine-week marking period grade shall comprise no fewer than 300 total points...
  26. 26. Formative Assessments  Formative assessments include, but are not limited to: warm-up's/bell ringers/please do now's, preparation/participation, homework, daily quizzes, student presentations/performances, class work, lab/lab reports, open responses, exit slips, etc.
  27. 27. Summative Assessments  Summative assessments include, but are not limited to: unit tests, projects (individual, paired, grouped), student presentations/performances, formal research, lab/lab reports, mid-term exams, final exams, etc.
  28. 28. Middle School and High School  Reassessment Re-take/Re-Quiz Procedure - Recognizing that it is necessary for students to master content and skills in content areas prior to the taking of summative assessments, re-taking/re- quizzing reassessment should occur in formative assessments. If mastery of student learning is being accomplished through this procedure, research suggests that he/she will perform at a higher level of proficiency on respective summative assessments.  Recommended re-assessment (aka re-take/re-quiz) guidelines:  If the student achieves the equivalent of a 90% or
  29. 29. Middle School and High School  If the student achieves the equivalent score between 0 % - 90%, the student may re-assess one time using the following procedure:  The student must meet with the respective teacher within two (2) school days for a re-teaching opportunity and/or to correct the previous formative assessment PRIOR to taking the re-assessment. The student then must sit to complete re-assessment withinassessment within one (1) day of the re-teaching time. If the student does not meet with the teacher within said time without any justification of explanation (i.e. excused absence, etc.), the original formative assessment score remains.  The HIGHEST of the two scores (original or re- assessment) will be counted toward the teacher's grade book. The MAXIMUM a re-assess may be scored is the
  30. 30. Middle School and High School  Summative Assessments  High School - No fewer than two (2) major summative assessments (tests, projects, etc. or a combination of the same) may be used to determine a grade for a six-week marking period.  Middle School - No fewer than three (3) major summative assessments (tests, projects, etc. or a combination of the same) may be used to determine a grade for a nine-week marking period.  Regular attendance will play an important part in determining the student’s achievement. However, attendance does not ensure a passing grade.  Final examinations - High School  Final and mid-term exams/projects are given in all subjects. Specifically, mid-year examinations are administered in year-long (45 min.) courses. Students are required to complete the final exams/projects in order to complete the requirements for that specific course. If a student will not be present for a final exam as the result of a planned family vacation or college visitation or their equivalent type, the student MUST complete the final exam/project PRIOR TO leaving for his/her vacation/visit.  Calculations to determine final grade calculations for all courses are explained in detail in the student handbook.
  31. 31. Middle School and High School  Teacher's Grade Record System  The evaluation of a student's work is one of the important duties of every teacher. It provides a means of feedback about both student progress as well as teacher instructional effectiveness. Reliable, valid, and accurate measurement of progress is essential to student growth and success.  The computerized system that catalogues and computes a student's marking period grade for each course shall reflect the algorithm that aligns with a total/raw points scoring method (i.e. Summation method in the CSIU gradebook).  It is the responsibility of the teacher to articulate and substantiate any grade received by a student.
  32. 32. Middle School and High School  Student And Parent/Guardian Information  Middle School And High School –  The teacher shall inform the students in writing how the grades for a marking period will be determined. This notice shall be given at the beginning of the course. Teachers shall present these written notices to their building principal for review prior to distribution to students. (The number of total/raw points may vary from one marking period to another. ).)
  33. 33. Middle School and High School • Teacher's Grade Record System • The evaluation of a student's work is one of the important duties of every teacher. It provides a means of feedback about both student progress as well as teacher instructional effectiveness. Reliable, valid, and accurate measurement of progress is essential to student growth and success. • The computerized system that catalogues and computes a student's marking period grade for each course shall reflect the algorithm that aligns with a total/raw points scoring method (i.e. Summation method in the CSIU gradebook). • It is the responsibility of the teacher to articulate and substantiate any grade received by a student.

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