Grading – This course will be graded on a point system. Points will be recorded in the Aeries online grading. Parents and students are expected to use Aeries to check current grade status.
Aeries will be updated with quiz scores when they have been graded. All other scores will be totaled and input as a chapter grade, when the chapter test has been graded. Parents wishing to check on their students homework progress should use the weekly progress reports through the counseling office or may email me directly.Quizzes – Most chapters will include at least one quiz, usually 50 points, mid way through the chapter. Generally, but not always, students will be given the opportunity to do quiz corrections. Quiz correction points will be awarded to students who follow all directions. Corrections must be complete, on time and students must get a correct answer for missed problems. Corrections will be worth no more than half the point value missed. For example, if a student misses 2 points on a particular problem, quiz corrections will be worth no more than 1 point.
Homework and Classwork - Homework and classwork are outlined above. Students who are unable to finish a classwork assignment before the end of class must make arrangements with Mrs Inglis before leaving class. In most situations students will be allowed to turn in incomplete classwork and come back during support the following day to finish. NO classwork should go home with student until is has been corrected by Mrs Inglis as this is used as a pacing and planning tool as well as a tool for students to manage their understanding of class material. Since homework and classwork grades are not dependent on accuracy, homework and classwork grades should never fall below 90%.
Tests – There will generally be one test per chapter and each test is usually 100 points. The lowest test for each semester may be replaced with the average between that test and the final exam score at the end of the semester. This only applies to tests with material on the final exam.
Final Exam – There will be a department final exam given the last class period before Winter Break, as well as the last class in the Spring semester. Each final is worth 200 points.