•                                                                                         GRADING POLICIES – 2019-2020

     

    Grading: Grades are comprised of 100 % summative assessments and 0% formative assessments. Students will be evaluated on the following summative assessments: quizzes, tests, projects, mid-year and final assessments and quarterly CPAs (communicative proficiency assessment). Mastery of reading, writing, listening and speaking in German per level is the goal. LCPS grading scale link: 

    https://www.lcps.org/page/1907 

     

    WLC Dept. Retake Policy - Students are eligible for a retake only if they have not achieved mastery (scored below a 93%) on a summative assessment. Students may not receive a score greater than 93% on any retake attempt. The retake is a single attempt. 

    Students are eligible for a re-take under the following conditions. All retake attempts must be completed within two weeks after having been returned the original, and all work related to the assignment must be completed as well as remedial work by the re-take date. There will be a single re-take attempt. The higher of the two grades will be retained.  District benchmarks and CPAs are not eligible for retakes.

     

    Make-Up Policy: You are responsible for your make-up work.  You will have 1 day per day missed to make up work. Work not completed within this time frame will receive an incomplete until the last class day of quarter. Tests and quizzes need to be made up before school or by appointment. 

    Students who have demonstrated “reasonable effort” will be given a 50%.

    What is “reasonable effort”? –

    German 1, 2, and 3

    Reasonable effort: the effort a ready, responsible and respectful Panther would make that is appropriate and necessary according to course expectations:

    1. daily practice (regular, punctual attendance and completion of classwork and homework)
    2. completion of assessments;
    3. attempts to master the content (remediation and re-take)

     German 4 H, 5 H, and AP

    Reasonable effort: the effort a ready, responsible and respectful Panther would make that is appropriate and necessary according to course expectations:

    1. daily practice (regular, punctual attendance and completion of classwork and homework);
    2. completion of assessments;
    3. attempts to master the content (remediation and re-take);
    4. communicates in the target language

     

    GRADING 

    1. We weight summative grades at 100% and relate them to specific standards.

     

    1. We weight formative grades at 0%.

     

    1. We treat practice as formative assessments.

     

    1. We measure the quality of participation, not the quantity of it.

     

    1. We count no one assessment as more than 20% of the quarter grade.

     

    1. We do not give extra credit or curve grades.

     

    1. We give a reasonable effort at least a 50%.

     

    1. We give multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery.

     

    1. We receive approval from Counseling before giving Incompletes.

     

    1. We post assignments in Phoenix when they’re assigned.

     

    1. We grade assignments within two weeks of being turned in.
    2. We accept late work when a student is in need and proactive.
Last Modified on August 18, 2019