Ø The curriculum at
Ø Grades are based on student mastery of the content expectations.
Ø Each student will be measured against the content expectations, not other students.
Ø Summative Assessments are assessments at the end of a period of instruction that measure what students learned based on the content expectations.
- Examples of types of summative assessments include but are not limited to:
Ø Formative Assessments are assessments to check for learning and understanding of the content expectations. These happen during the period of instruction leading up to the summative assessment.
- Formative Assessments are worth 0-10% of a student’s grade. These assignments should be an assessment for learning and therefore do not carry as much weight in terms of a student’s grade.
- Examples of types of formative assessments include but are not limited to:
In class assignments
Questions during instruction
Teacher to student feedback on assignments
Ø Learning Goals for each unit related to the content expectations are visible in the classroom and referred to daily.
Ø Students may re-take summative assessments in order to master content expectations. They may do so as many times as they like as long as they:
1. Do corrective work assigned by the teacher before they re-take the assessment.
2. They must take advantage of the first re-take opportunity given by the teacher in order to get additional re-take opportunities.
- The highest grade will be recorded for that particular summative assessment.
Ø No extra credit will be offered. The goal is mastery of the content expectations.
Ø The content expectations are the constant; Time and interventions are the variables. All children can learn. The time it takes to understand a concept and the way they learn a concept vary. Differentiation of instruction will provide all students with the necessary opportunities to show mastery of the content expectations
Our goal is to have all students college and work-place ready. Standards based education is a student centered approach in which students take control of their education.