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Science HW, Tuesday 1/21

posted Jan 21, 2014, 8:06 AM by David E. Lawrence   [ updated Jan 26, 2014, 4:07 PM ]
For Term 3, I have made some changes to ActiveGrade that I think will help to make your end-of-term letter grade (A, B, C, etc.) a better reflection of your term performance. To accomplish this change, I had to create a new "class" for you in ActiveGrade.

For Terms 1 and 2, your class name was "13/14 8th Grade Science (Blue)" or "13/14 8th Grade Science (Yellow)". For Term 3, your grades will be entered into a class called either "13/14-T3 8th Grade Science (Blue)" or "13/14-T3 8th Grade Science (Yellow)"

Finding your New Class Record
You should be able to find this new class in your class pull-down menu on the top left corner of the screen. Yours will look something like this, but with fewer classes listed:

Once you find your new science class (with the -T3 in the name), click Refine in the top right corner, select "Grading Period", and then "Term 3".

How Will Your Term Grade be Calculated?

All learning targets will now be assessed on a scale from 0 to 3 instead of 0 to 2:

0: NE - No Evidence of Mastery (generally less than 50% mastery)
1: DM - Developing Mastery (generally 51% to 79% mastery)
2: M - Mastery (generally 80% to 89%)
3: AM - Advanced Mastery (generally 90% to 100%), or demonstrating a deep, complete, or advanced level of understanding.

All the Learning Target scores in a term will be averaged together. A letter grade will be assigned according to the following:

 Average AND...
% of LTs that are GREEN
 Letter Grade
 2.80at least 90% A+
 2.55 at least 90% A
 2.30 at least 90% A-
 2.05 at least 80% B+
 2.00 at least 80% B
 1.91 at least 80% B-
 1.83 at least 65% C+
 1.75  at least 65% C
 1.50  at least 65% C-
 1.25  at least 50% D+
 1.15  at least 50% D
 1.00  at least 50% D-

As always, I reserve the right to change the grading policy at any time to better meet the needs of students!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.