Grading System & Missing Work Policy

For the Second Nine Weeks (Nov - Jan):
Grading System and Late Work Policy ~ Mrs. Davis

Part of my Warrior Mission is to prepare your child to become successful, responsible, and to be a productive citizen in society. To help your child be successful, I will use different techniques and work with his/her needs, strengths, and weaknesses. To help your child be responsible, I will hold him/her accountable for assignments and encourage each student to learn to challenge himself/herself. To help your child be a productive citizen in society, I will maintain a learning environment that embraces different points of view.

GRADES: I use a weighted system which means that some assignments count more towards a student’s average than others. This is the same scale used by all 6th grade language arts teachers.

30%   Tests and/or Major Projects (like AR points goal , Book Reports, Etc.)
25%   Classwork (Grammar, Channel One,...etc)
15%   Quizzes (Vocabulary, Classroom Novel...)
15%   Homework and/or Minor Projects (Returning Signed Progress Reports, etc.)
15%   Participation (Challenging classwork like some vocabulary exercises, and EO prep)

* Work turned in one day late (minus 10 points)

* If work is still not turned in the day after it was due, it is OVERDUE. Students with overdue work will be assigned one day in silent lunch to complete the assignment (minus 10 points). This assignment may be turned in as late as homeroom the following day in case a child needs more time than one lunch period to finish the work. (Projects and Book Reports cannot be turned more than one day late).

* If the assignment still has not been turned in by this final deadline, the student will be given up to five days to complete an alternate assignment for a maximum grade of 60.   

* If the alternate assignment is not turned in within five days, the child earns a zero for that assignment. A zero can not be made up. 

* No, I do not give extra credit assignments

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