Middle School Grading Policy
Grading Procedures for CMMS
1. Guidelines for how to determine grades:
Periodic Assessment = 10%
Participation = 10%
Home Work = 20%
Tests/Quizzes = 30%
Projects = 30%
We recognize each class is different and that is why these are guidelines.
2. If any legitimate attempt is made on an assignment, the minimum grade a student will earn is 50%.
3. All students will be afforded an opportunity for "Redos" or "Replacement" assignments. The highest score a child can receive is an 89%. All other scores earned are actual. This only pertains to assignments attempted on time.
4. The same holds true for late or missing assignments. The highest score that can be earned is a 69%.
5. Late work or missing assignments must be given to the teachers prior to these dates:
Grading Term Deadline
1st qtr. Interim September 26, 2008
1st qtr. October 24, 2008
2nd qtr. Interim November 21, 2008
2nd qtr. December 23, 2008
3rd qtr. Interim February 6, 2009
3rd qtr. March 13, 2009
4th qtr. Interim April 24, 2009
4th qtr. May 29, 2009
*A student can still turn in work for the quarter even if they miss the interim deadline. The score will be averaged as a 0 for the interim grade, but can still be made up for the quarter earning a 69% at best.
6. Assigning Extra Credit is up to each teacher. The extra credit must be academic related. In other words, please do not assign extra credit for attending an athletic event or painting your face for spirit day or bringing in change for a competition.
7. Overdue sheets will be used for students who do not attempt an assignment. After 3 overdue sheets in a nine week period, they should be mailed home for parent’s information. (This is by teacher, not team.)*Team leaders will be responsible for mailing. If a student does not return the signed overdue sheet, then that child will be referred to the intervention teacher the first offense, the second offense they will receive detention after school and discipline will progress from there. The office will track this.
8. Prior to issuing a failing grade, each of the following steps should be completed.
1. Overdue sheets have been issued on time.
2. Teacher has met with the student and explained why they are failing.
3. Teacher has talked with the intervention teacher in an attempt to get missing assignments turned in.
4. Attempts to meet/phone/e-mail parents have been made.
9. Parents with questions should go through the proper channels and contact teachers first.