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Ellis School Standards-Based Report Cards Middle School Program October, 2009
The History of Grading Grades are standardized measurements of varying levels of comprehension within a subject area. Grades can be assigned in letters (for example, A, B, C, D, or F), as a range (for example 4.0 - 1.0), as descriptors (excellent, great, satisfactory, needs improvement), in percentages, or, as is common in some post-secondary institutions, as a Grade Point Average (GPA). The GPA can be used by potential employers or further post-secondary institutions to assess and compare applicants. A Cumulative Grade Point Average is the mean GPA from all academic terms within a given academic year, whereas the GPA may only refer to one term.mean
Standard Based Grading Standards-based grading measures what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level according to New Hampshire state content standards. Under the standards-based system, students are graded on their achievement on grade level expectations.
Report Card Features Students will be assessed on how they have met the expectations (EE, ME, AE, BE) The summative assessment will used to evaluate students on standards Standards/Clusters listed for the trimester. Students will also receive a letter grade There will not be – or + for letter grades.
Report Card Features cont. Letter grades will be based on all trimester assessments, formative and summative Students will receive individual reports for each Trimester. At the end of the school year, students will receive a final report which will include the third trimester report card along with an updated Trimester 1 and 2 report.
Report Card Features cont. Students will have the opportunity to work on standards not mastered from the 1 st and 2 nd trimester. If students meet expectations for standards reported out for Trimester 1 and 2, this will be acknowledged in the end of the year report. Letter grades are reflective of work completed for the individual trimester. Therefore, letter grades earned for the trimester can not be changed. Letter grades are not cumulative.
Report Card Features cont. Students will NOT be assessed in Personal Development: Effort, Work Completion, Work Quality and Conduct. Staff will use the PBIS standards of Responsible, Respectful and Prepared in evaluating Personal Development. Staff will use the EE, ME, AE, BE grading legend when reporting out on Personal Development.
Standard/Benchmark/GLE/Unit English 08B Academic Performance Writing WorkshopME Reading WorkshopME Hairy Beast/MechanicsME* Hairy Beast/MechanicsAE Literature CirclesME Personal Development EffortME Work CompletionME Work QualityME ConductEE Comment: Social Studies 08A Academic Performance ConstitutionEE EconomicsEE Personal Development EffortEE Work CompletionEE Work QualityME ConductEE Comment: Physical Education/HealthB Academic Performance HygieneME Volley BallME Team SportsAE Plays well with othersME Personal Development EffortME Work CompletionME Work QualityME ConductEE
Assignment Assessing Standards in Language Arts ME AE EE B
Collaborative Formative Assessments C ollaborative scoring promotes fair and accurate determination of proficiency levels. Grades reflect student performance on summative assessments Common Formative Assessments Ainsworth/Viegut Pg 13