How is homework graded?
I view homework as practice. Bookwork is assigned for every lesson we coverin class and is typically worth 4 points. This usually amounts to 3-4 nights(12-16 points) of homework per week. We will grade every assignment in class. Homework is usually due the day after it has been assigned. The gradingscale is as follows:1 point - the assignment is incomplete and the problems that were done weredone so mostly incorrect.2 points - the assignment is incomplete but the problems that were done weredone so mostly correct.3 points - the assignment is complete but several-to-many questions wereincorrect.4 points - the assignment is complete and only a few questions are incorrect. The exact number differs with the length of each assignment but is usuallybetween 2.5 - 4 questions that the student can miss and still receive creditfor a perfect paper. Simply put, if the student completes the assignment and earns more than 75% he/she will be granted a 4/4 100% paper.Back to Top
Can I turn in late homework?
Every Monday the students will be handed a printout of the previous week's missing homework. The students have until that Friday to turn in any or all assignments on that list for partial credit, 50% is the maximum credit received. After that Friday if the assignment is not turned in, it will be permanently recorded as a zero.Back to Top
Where do quiz questions come from?
We have a quiz over every two sections from the book which amounts to aboutonce per week. Every single quiz question is copied and pasted directly fromthe homework questions. So If you are doing you homework, then you have already tried eachquiz question and we have graded it in class where you have had theopportunity to ask your own questions about it. Because of this system Iexpect every student to have an average quiz score of 85% minimum.Back to Top
Can I really use my notes on the test?
Yes, after you have worked on your test for about 15 minutes I allow you toget out the notes that you have hand written from class. You are allowed touse your notes for approximately 10 minutes before I ask you to put them backaway, which should leave you about 15 minutes left in class to finish the test.Back to Top
How do I earn Preparation points?
No more than once a week, usually during SSR(silent sustained reading) time, I willcheck for six items that should be brought to class every day and the student will be awardedone point for each item present for a maximum score of 6/6. Those items are:1) pencil2) red / green pen for grading3) calculator4) textbook5) time tracker / planner6) book to readBack to Top