Grade Weights: 60% Major (summative assessments such as tests, projects, final essays, research papers, presentations, etc.) – Minimum of 3 per six weeks
40% Minor (formative assignments such as quizzes, daily assignments including homework, journals, etc.)- prior to each major assignment, teachers should provide multiple opportunities for practice with minor assignments
Reteach/Redo: With the exception of AP Spanish, students who score below an 85 on a major graded assignment or assessment (except six weeks exams given the last week of the six weeks or semester exams) would have one opportunity to receive reteaching and redo/retest. The highest grade the student could earn on the redo is an 85. The student must make the request to redo the major assignment or assessment within 3 days of the grade being posted in Family Access. The teacher will determine the schedule for reteaching and redo. A student will not be allowed to redo an assignment for which he/she received a zero or to retake a test for which the student received a zero due to a violation of the academic dishonesty policy. In addition, the student must have made an attempt on the initial assignment/assessment. This decision is at teacher discretion.
Late Work: Late work is defined as any assignment not turned in on the assigned and teacher communicated due date. The following guidelines will be used for late work:
· 1 school day late – 15 points deducted or 15% of grade earned
A 100 would record as a 85 (100 x .85)
An 80 would record as a 68 (80 x .85)
· 2 school days late – 30 points deducted or 30% of grade earned
A 100 would record as a 70 (100 x .70)
An 80 would record as a 56 (80 x .70)
· 3 school days late – 40 points deducted or 40% of grade earned
A 100 would record as a 60 (100 x .60)
An 80 would record as a 48 (80 x .60)
· No late work accepted after 3 school days and a zero may be recorded in the grade book based on teacher discretion or extenuating circumstances.
MYP Grading Criteria
Criteria A - Students are expected to identify the problem, develop
a design brief and formulate a design specification. Students are expected to acknowledge the sources of
information and document these appropriately
Criteria B – Students are expected to generate several feasible designs that meet the design specification and to
evaluate these against the design specification. Students are then expected to select one design, justify their choice and evaluate this in detail against the design specification.
Criteria C - Students are expected to construct a plan to create their chosen product/solution that has a series of logical steps, and that makes effective use of resources and time. Students are expected to evaluate the plan and justify any modifications to the design.
Criteria D - Students are expected to document, with a series of photographs or a video and a dated record, the process of making their product/solution, including when and how they use tools, materials and techniques. Students are expected to follow their plan, to evaluate the plan and to justify any changes they make to the plan while they are creating the product/solution. Students will sometimes embark upon a very ambitious project, or they may encounter unforeseen circumstances. In some circumstances a product/solution that is incomplete or does not function fully can still achieve one of the levels awarded for this criterion.
Criteria E - Students are expected to evaluate the product/solution against the design specification in an objective
manner based on testing, and to evaluate its impact on life, society and/or the environment. They are expected to explain how the product/solution could be improved as a result of these evaluations. Students are expected to evaluate their own performance at each stage of the design cycle and to suggest ways in which their performance could be improved.
Criteria F - This criterion refers to students’ attitudes when working in technology. It focuses on an overall assessment
of two aspects: personal engagement (motivation, independence, general positive attitude); attitudes towards safety, cooperation and respect for others.