Woodstone Elementary Grading Guidelines Grades At least nine grades per subject – Math, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies – will be given per nine week grading cycle. All Students If a child makes a legitimate attempt, or demonstrates effort on, an assignment, a zero is not an acceptable grade. The minimum grade that can be given for any assignment / assessment will be a 50%. Grades – Our school district uses a nine-week grading period. Progress reports are sent after the first three weeks if a student has an average below and 70. All students receive a progress report after six weeks. Grades are numerical for core subjects. Late Work – In general, class work is expected to be completed on the day it is assigned. Students who turn in a late paper may lose up to 20% off the grade. Homework – Homework will be assigned during the school week. Assignments should take no longer than about 30 minutes to complete each night, not including studying for tests. Occasional long-term projects will be given with ample notice for completion. Individual reading time is not included in the 30 minutes. Homework will be checked in class and is meant to reinforce skills taught during the day. If your child does not complete an assignment in class, he / she may be asked to complete it as homework to turn in the next day. Homework will be collected and a “no hw” will be marked on the Conduct Folders to alert parents. This will not count towards conduct but will count towards being a self-manager. REDO Policy – We give students the grade that is reflected on assignments showing their ability. If a student fails an assignment, we expect that student to make corrections and return the assignment OR we might pull that student for a reteach during the day. The lowest failing grade a student can receive is 50%. We strongly believe that daily grades and averages be a true reflection of their ability AND ultimately show consistency in their performance on the TAKS tests or other assessments. Tests for mastery will be administered one time only and the student will receive the grade earned (minimum of 50%). Re-teaching will take place, but the original grade will remain the same. If a child, after repeated opportunities, refuses to complete an assignment then he or she can be given a zero. A refusal to complete work should be sent home to the parent to alert them that their child refused to do his / her work. Special Education Students There is no minimum or maximum grade a student may receive on any given assignment. The minimum grade recorded for any assignment is a 50% for a legitimate attempt. Grades are based on the student’s performance with allowable accommodations and modifications per the IEP. Work shall be graded according to standard procedures unless otherwise specified in the IEP. Points may not be deducted from a student’s grade because he / she received assistance or completed the task with accommodations. IE. 1:1, small group help, shortened or reduced assignments, modified tests. Dyslexic Students Any child who is officially on the role as a student with dyslexia should be allowed modifications to their work to allow them to be successful. IE. If a test is read to a dyslexic student he / she should not have points removed if they have proven masteyr of that concept. 504 These students shall be treated in the same manner as a special education student in that the modifications outlined in their specific 504 paperwork is binding and must be adhered to. No adjustments to their grade can occur due to these modifications. * No grade on benchmark tests unless authorized by the district.