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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 percent

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the history of grading
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.
standard based grading
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
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.
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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.
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Report Card “Features” cont.
  • Students will have the opportunity to work on standards not mastered from the 1st and 2nd 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.
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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
Standard/Benchmark/GLE/Unit

English 08 B

Academic Performance  

Writing Workshop ME

Reading Workshop ME

Hairy Beast/Mechanics ME*

Hairy Beast/Mechanics AE

Literature Circles ME

Personal Development

Effort ME

Work Completion ME

Work Quality ME

Conduct EE

Comment:  

Social Studies 08 A

Academic Performance  

Constitution EE

Economics EE

Personal Development

Effort EE

Work Completion EE

Work Quality ME

Conduct EE

Comment:  

Physical Education/Health B

Academic Performance  

Hygiene ME

Volley Ball ME

Team Sports AE

Plays well with others ME

Personal Development

Effort ME

Work Completion ME

Work Quality ME

Conduct EE

collaborative formative assessments
Collaborative Formative Assessments

“Collaborative scoring promotes fair and accurate determination of proficiency levels. Grades reflect student performance on summative assessments”

Common Formative Assessments

Ainsworth/Viegut Pg 13

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