Grading Policies for Geometry:
All students will be graded based on successful completion. All work needs to include every element listed in the task directions otherwise it will be returned for revision and re-submission.
Semester Grading Factors:
Although unit tasks comprise a major portion of students overall grade, warm-ups, class participation and assessment scores will also play a role in a students overall semester grade.
Chapter Tasks: (POD Reflections/Glossary/Mini-Lessons/Investigations)
The school-year will be sectioned into several chapters. For each chapter students will have the option to complete a specific number of tasks depending on what grade they want to earn for the chapter. A chapter guide will be emailed to each student so they can keep track of their progress individually. In addition, a rubric will be embedded at the top of each chapter webpage for quick reference. For now, please refer to the sample rubric to the right:
Teamwork vs. Individualized Grading:
Students are assigned the same tasks and are often required to work in teams but will usually be graded individually. Therefore, each student is in control of their own academic success. I ask students to put their best foot forward when working in teams, knowing they won't always be with close friends or peers of choice. Teams will change periodically depending on the POD. I expect students to be supportive and communicative with one another and myself in the case that any issues arise.
Student Portfolio Authenticity:
Portfolios are intended and expected to be authentic evidence of each students learning. This means, while students will be curators using several sources of information, every source used that is not yourself (including group collaboration) must be given proper credit. If you don't give them credit, you won't receive credit either. It's as simple as adding a hyperlink to the location you found the information at the bottom of every outside source. EasyBib is also a great tool to use for proper citations. (We will go over how to create hyperlinks in the first few weeks of school, otherwise, ask me, a classmate or YouTube.)
On the Turn-In Dropbox page under the "Assignments" tab, there will be links to task submission forms organized by chapter. Make sure to click on the correct task that you intend to submit, fill out the required information (ie: name, period, link to task, self-assessment, additional notes), and then make sure to click complete. NOTE: If you are turning in LATE WORK, you must select either "late work" or "absent work" check box in order to receive credit.
Requests for Re-grading Policy:
If there are any errors that need to be fixed or elements missing in an assignment, students might be asked to make adjustments to the assignment and re-submit it for re-grading. On the Turn-In Dropbox page, there is a link to a "Request for Re-Grade" form. Fill out the request form, stating what you changed and why along with the general required information and click complete.
If absent, refer to this website for directions on the activities you missed. If you would like more help, I am available during my office hours which are posted on the homepage. All unit tasks are due at 3:30pm on the day the unit is due. If absent, late work will be accepted for up to one (1) week late for full credit. NOTE: You must note that you were absent on late submissions in order to receive full credit. Other late work (non-absence related) will be accepted up to one week late with a two-letter grade reduction.