Syllabus Information for 7th Grade Math
Teacher: Ms. Kim Crine
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-All scores in pre-algebra will be on a 10-point scale.
-There are two types of scores in pre-algebra: homework (0%) & assessments (100%).
How students will be graded:
- A 0-100 percent scale will be utilized at the secondary level in the Ankeny Community School District.
- Letter grades will continue to be assigned for all courses at the secondary level based on the 0-100 percent scale.
- When utilizing a rubric with a 1-4 scale, teachers will show the connection between a student’s performance on the rubric to the assigned grade within the 0-100 percent scale. This connection will be communicated at the onset of its use and throughout the learning progression for the purpose of providing feedback.
- When a rubric is converted to a letter grade, the 0-100 percent scale will be employed.
- Categories/Weighting in Infinite Campus: Homework (0%), Assessments (100%)
-The student must initiate communication with the teacher if a retake is desired.
-Students are allowed only one re-take per assessment; the retake score will be the final grade for that assessment.
-Students are allowed to re-take after they submit proof of further learning.
-Retakes must be completed in a timely fashion, preferably in one week's time.
Multiple and Varied Assessment Opportunities (including Retakes)
All students should have multiple assessment opportunities to demonstrate higher levels of achievement. The opportunities may be initiated by the instructor or the student, but always at the instructor’s discretion. Additional opportunities may include retakes of an alternate form of an assessment (e.g., Form B instead of Form A), student revisions of work products based on descriptive feedback, or alternative methods of assessments (e.g., an oral response rather than a written test).
Guidelines for retakes include the following:
- Students will be provided the opportunity to be reassessed (i.e., retakes and homework).
- Teachers determine appropriateness and authentic need for reassessments.
- Generally, reassessments will be limited to one retake per assessment. Additional reassessments will be provided at the discretion of the teacher.
- Retakes will be taken within a reasonable time frame that the teacher determines and informs students of in advance.
Homework / Independent Practice
Homework is an opportunity for students to practice skills, apply knowledge, review and build on past learning, and extend learning. Homework is individualized and based on each student’s progress towards established standards. The purpose of the assignment will determine whether or not a grade is given and will be clearly articulated to students. Through independent learning tasks (homework), students assume more responsibility for their learning and are given opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations or experiences.
Extra Credit and Bonus Points
To ensure that grades reflect progress toward and achievement of the standards, giving extra credit points or bonus points will not occur in this class.
- The vision of the Ankeny Community Schools is that behavior will be reported separately from academic achievement.
- Behavior expectations for this course are the same as those for the PBIS program modeled and enforced throughout the school.
Formative and Summative Assessment Definitions
- Formative Assessment: Formal and informal processes teachers and students use to gather evidence for the purpose of improving learning.
- Summative Assessment: Assessments that provide evidence of student achievement for the purpose of making a judgment about student competence or program effectiveness.