September 28, 2017
As you know, School Loop is up and running. Hooray! As you also know, we’ve been in school for almost a month. Therefore, the students have been acquiring grades which have to be entered. I will do my best to enter back grades as quickly as possible for the 4th and 5th graders.
Also, for those of you new to School Loop, a clearer picture of your child’s performance emerges as more grades are entered. There may be more fluctuations early on since there is less data contributing to the overall grade. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I am pasting a copy of the grading policy which is also on the syllabus, so you can see how different areas weigh in the math grade:
Grade 4/5 Grading Policy
Students will be assessed throughout the year on classwork, quizzes, homework, and their use of math practices, as stated in the Common Core Standards. Students are also expected to participate in class and partner discussions.
|Quizzes, Tests, and Projects||40|
|Class Work and Posters||30|
|Class Preparation, Engagement, and Collaboration||20|
What Your Grade Means
|Levels of Proficiency||%|
Students and parents often ask what is included in Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement. Below is a rubric that I use when assessing this. It will also be shared with the students:
Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement Rubric
- Actively participates in class discussions
- Listens attentively when others are speaking
- Remains on task when working independently or with a partner
- Collaborates in a partnership by contributing ideas and being open to others’ ideas
- Is where he/she need to be (ie: on the rug, at his/her table, with his/her partner
- Is on time and prepared for class
|10||Exceeding Grade Level Expectations||
|9||Exceeding Grade Level||
|8||Meeting Grade Level Expectations||
|7||Approaching Grade Level Expectations||
|6 and below||Below Grade Level Expectations||
Have a wonderful day!