The Honor Level System. A PowerPoint presentation For EDE 702 By Judy Owen. History -- Slide 3 Level One -- Slide 4 Level Two -- Slide 5 Level Three – Slide 6 Level Four -- Slide 7. 14-Day Window -- Slide 8 Progressive discipline -- Slide 9 Tracking the levels -- Slide 10
The Honor Level System
A PowerPoint presentation
For EDE 702
By Judy Owen
History -- Slide 3
Level One -- Slide 4
Level Two -- Slide 5
Level Three – Slide
Level Four -- Slide 7
14-Day Window -- Slide 8
Progressive discipline -- Slide 9
Tracking the levels -- Slide 10
Benefits of Honor Level -- Slide 11
Created to meet the needs of one middle school in western Washington, the Honor Level System is now used nationwide with more than 90,000 students.
Schools use the system to track discipline. Students are assigned to one of 4 levels.
Students with one or two problems.
Honor Level Two students are youngsters who may have only had one or two problems in the last 14 calendar days.
Some of the extra privileges awarded Honor Level One students may also be awarded Honor Level Two students.
Typically 20% to 30% of your students qualify for Honor Level Two.
Students with three or more problems.
Honor Level Three students are youngsters who seem to have more difficulty staying out of trouble. They will have had three or more problems within the last 14 calendar days.
Honor Level Three students will not receive the extra privileges that the Honor Level Ones and Twos enjoy.
Often they are excluded from activities as are the Honor Level Fours, but these students might negotiate the right to participate.
Generally only about 5% or fewer of your students will be on Honor Level Three.
Students who consistently get into trouble at school.
Schools using the Honor Level System have reported that this group rarely exceeds 5% of the students.
Students on Honor Level Four usually do not participate in any of the extra activities that the other students enjoy. For example, one school asks them to sit in a study hall during school assemblies and makes them ineligible to attend dances or athletic events. They do not negotiate as do the Threes.
When determining any Honor Level, the school only takes into account a student's discipline record for the last 14 days.
No matter how much trouble a youngster may get into, there is always a way to work back up to Honor Level One. Each day is a new day, and the Honor Level is recalculated. Problems that occurred more than 14 days ago do not affect the calculation.
Students who have fallen from Honor Level One are notified the day they make it back. And as they progress upward through the Honor Levels, they are encouraged and reminded that they are improving.
The Honor Level System employs consequences as well as rewards. The staff chooses the consequences for the school. Once again, stages (no more than 7) are used.
As a student moves from stage to stage, the disciplinary action taken by the school becomes more severe. The system provides for both forward and backward movement.
Forward movement happens when a student is cited again and again for breaking school rules. The mechanism for moving back to lower stages is time. If a student can stay out of trouble and show that there is a general change in behavior, he or she should move to lower stages of consequence.
Computers are used to track and record daily infractions. The name of the student, the type of offense, and the name of the teacher issuing the infraction, as well as the date, are recorded.
At the end of each day, the computer generates lists of students required to serve various levels of detentions. The computer automatically keeps track of each student's honor level and the date on which that student will return to Honor Level One.