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1 A look at the conversation about grades

2  Purpose  Parent Portal View  Explanation and how to use  Questions

3  LCPS is committed to quality and consistent assessment and grading practices  Demonstrated through CLARITY  Teachers design assessments to align with pace of the class

4 At Pinebrook, the Portal is an instrument to be used to communicate your child’s progress on a frequent basis.

5  Conferences  Interims  Report Cards  communication  Phone calls  Notes

6  Parents have a live view of their child’s progress and accountability in… Academic Subject area Specialist areas where grades are given Homework status Work/Study skills Regular comments are included

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8  Consider Assessment type and form Weight

9  Naming convention is most important

10  Our naming convention: Type – Assessment – Weight – Concept  S – Quiz (1x) – Time and Calendar  F – Exit Ticket (0x) – Bar Graph Homework  Homework – 9/17-9/21

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12 Type – Assessment – Weight – Concept S – Quiz (1x) – Time and Calendar  “S” = Summative Assessments  “F” = Formative Assessments

13  Diagnostic Assessment: Occurring PRIOR to learning that is used to identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses.  Formative Assessment: Occurring DURING the learning that is used to adapt instruction Students use to determine their current progress.  Summative Assessment: Occurring AFTER the learning that documents how much learning has occurred at a point in time.

14 You’ll see grades for all assessments entered (F, S, Homework) Only Summative Assessments count towards the report card letter grade. Any assessment that is weighted twice (2x) is subject to retake if student does not score a 2+ or higher (the standard).

15 Type – Assessment and Weight – Concept S – Quiz (1x) – Time and Calendar “Quiz (1x)” “Test (2x)” “Exit Ticket (0x)”

16 Type – Assessment and Weight – Concept S – Quiz (1x) – Time and Calendar  Test Chapter Unit Quarter More on longer side  Quiz 1 or 2 concepts More on shorter side  Projects  Exit Ticket Check for understanding

17 Type – Assessment and Weight – Concept S – Quiz (1x) – Time and Calendar  Formative –weighted “0.” Exit ticket or other quick checks for understanding Formative assessment do not contribute to the child’s grade  They are seen in the reporting categories  Summative – Only summative assessments will be weighted. End of unit tests and cumulative projects are weighted “2x” Quizzes and detailed class assignments are weighted “1x.” A small/minor summative assessment may be weighted “0.5x.”  Letter Grades An average of all weighted assessments The “heavier” the weight the more the grade “counts” in the average

18  4 – Exceeds the standard  3 – Meets the standard  2 – Progressing toward the standard  1 – Below the standard  X – Missing assignment due to absence or exemption  Z – Missing assignment

19 Type – Assessment and Weight – Concept S – Quiz (1x) – Time and Calendar  Concepts taught are based upon Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) LCPS Pacing Guide of the VA SOLs

20  Teachers can write short comments about how your child performed on the assignment

21  Grades on report cards come from the average of Summative Assessments  Formative assessments tell parents how well concept is understood so far  Routine is the same for each subject area

22  Year end goals  Kindergarten is developmental progress  Rubric for progress Posted on Kindergarten website Does not equate to a quarterly routine  Comment section is important

23  Example of concept Counts by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s is topic statement  “Meets” is  Counting to 100 by 1’s,  Counting to 100 by 5’s  Counting to 100 by 10’s  Counts backwards from 10  Count one more and one less  Count on by one number from a given number

24  First step, talk with your child about the assignment seen in the Parent Portal. Ask if they studied the information. Ask if they completed a retake.  Second step, wait for the assignment to come home in Thursday folders.  Third step, communicate concerns with the teacher.

25  Make sense so far? (F – Check for understanding(0x) – Portal Presentation)

26  Grades are updated each Wednesday Teachers will inform parents if no new grades are posted  It’s best to see the graded assessment before inquiring further  Thursday folders come home the next day  Homework updates are posted each Friday Reflects the past week of completion

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29  Course Narratives  Provides a brief statement with hyperlink about where to locate relevant nine week plans, as well as grading and assessment procedures. E.g., “Please click here to view the 5 th Grade website and our 9 week plans. Please click here to view team grading policies.”

30  Complete the Access Request Form – return to the school office;  Parent Information Verification (PIV) Sent home on Tuesday, October 2, 2013 with students; Will include CLARITY portal login address  Access is limited to primary contact within Student Information System  Portal closes in June

31  Security Requires student ID and provided password Change password DO NOT SHARE  Help If access code is lost or forgotten, call our Portal Contacts  Daryl Rodgers –  Sara Sciortino - You will need:  Student number  Child’s first and last name  Street address


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