you log in to Parent Portal to check your student's math grade, it may
look a little different than most classes you've seen before. What you
will notice is that most entries are listed as learning targets, which
are worth a total of 5 points each. These make up 75% of the grade. What I've done is given you (as
the student) the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency on every target
in a variety of ways (exit slips, quizzes, unit tests, etc.). Finally,
each outcome will have a few assignment grades. These can include
classwork, homework, group projects, interactive notebook grades, or
are able to recover learning targets, but should not expect to do so
without showing evidence of effort, including completion of class work,
homework assignments, and corrected "not yet" proficient problems they
have attempted. You should seek additional help from the teacher during
Smart Lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Deadline dates for recovering targets will be established due to the amount of material being covered over the course of the semester.
Please know these dates are for proving targets only. Students must
have documented effort/practice prior to the posted deadlines.
Student's Guide To Target Recovery:
-Take a look
at your grade in PowerSchool to see which targets you can retake. Any target with a score of less than 4/5 can
-Look at your
test/quiz and rework each target that you need to make up. What
mistakes did you make? What questions do you still have? Get help from
Ms. Malloy, Mrs. Burnett, a
classmate, an online resource, or a friend.
- Come in
during smart lunch to practice this skill.
Find the target you need in the “Math 1 Target Retake” or “Math 2 Target
Retake” binder and work through two questions from each target that you plan to
retake. Ms. Malloy and Mrs. Burnett will be there to help answer any questions on Tuesdays and
Thursdays during the first half of lunch.
- Return to
smart lunch at least one day later to officially retake the target. I want you to show that you have retained the
concept/skill, so retakes cannot be done the same day you practice them. The retake needs to be done under the
supervision of a teacher, so please plan to do these on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
- Turn in your retake to Ms. Malloy and check your grade in PowerSchool in the next
few days to see how you did!
hesitate to ask for more help if you still need it! The goal of standards based grading is for
you to continue to revisit concepts that you don’t understand. Let’s get you to proficiency in ALL areas!