July 28, 2017
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Campus Policies


SAISD Grading Procedures
Lincoln Middle School
2010

  1. Teachers will record the actual grade a student makes into Gradespeed. If a student's grade is below a 50 for the six weeks, the teacher MAY raise the grade to a 50.
  1. Semester tests (7th and 8th grades only) will count 1/7th of semester grade average.  This is pre-set by the technology dept.

3. Grading Procedures:

  • Major grades:  minimum number of grades - 3; examples:  tests, projects, research papers, oral presentations, power-points, comprehensive labs…
  • Minor grades:  minimum number of grades - 7; homework, class work, reviews, quizzes, reports, minor projects, folders, labs, participation…Unannounced quizzes (pop quizzes) will be prohibited.
  • Major grades count 50%  (except for Pre-AP)
  • Minor grades count 50%  (except for Pre-AP)
  1.  Make-up work for absences:  Students will be given the number of days missed, plus one day, to make up work after an absence.  (Example:  A student missing 2 days of school would get 3 days to turn in makeup work.)
  1.  Late work:  Late work will be taken on or before the Monday following the due date of the assignment.  A 20 point deduction will be taken. 
    1. Example:  an assignment is due Monday; 20 points will be deducted if the student turns in the paper on or before the following Monday
    2. Example:  an assignment is due on Friday; 20 points will be deducted if the student turns in the paper on or before the following Monday
    3. After the following Monday, the grade will remain a "missing" in gradespeed. However, you may use teacher discretion in accepting the assignment if extenuating circumstances exists.
    4. "Late is late," whether it is one day late or five days late.
    5. Special Education Modifications will be followed.
  1. Test Corrections :  Each department will follow its own guidelines listed below:

ENGLISH:  Students will be encouragedbut not required to correct tests.  Ifthe test is corrected correctly, the student can earn back half the pointsmissed.  These corrections will be madeduring advisory period or at home.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Students will not be allowed to correct a test. Rather, they will be offered a retest. The original grade and the retest grade will then be averaged. Thesecorrections can be made during advisory period or at home.

SCIENCE:  Students will be requiredto make test corrections if they make a grade below a 60.  Students will be allowed to make test corrections if they make a grade above a 60.  If the test is corrected correctly, thestudent can earn back half the points missed. These corrections can be made during class time, advisory period, or athome. 

MATH:  Students will be requiredto make test corrections if they make a grade below a 70.  Students will be allowed to make test corrections if they make a grade above a 70.  The original test grade will be recordedtwice. The first recorded grade shall remain the same.  If test corrections are made correctly, thestudent can earn back half the points missed. This corrected test grade willreplace the second grade recorded. These corrections can be made during class, during advisoryperiod, during tutorials before or after school, or at home.

ELECTIVES:  Students are required to make test corrections if the test grade is below a70.  Students are allowed to make test corrections if they make above a 70.Theoriginal grade and the test corrections grade will be averaged. Thesecorrections can be made during the advisory period.

Special Education: Students will be required tocorrect a test if the grade is below a 70. Students will be allowed to make test corrections if they make above a70. If the test is corrected correctly, the student can earn back half thepoints missed.  These corrections willbe made during advisory period.