Grading Policy

Grading Policy

Sixth Grade Media Skills is considered an Exploratory Course (approximately 36 class days).

Related Arts and Exploratory Classes

Student performance in these classes will be reported in Pinnacle using the following terms: Accomplished, Skilled or Developing.

3: Meets criteria and expectations of indicators.

  • Follows instructions given to complete all project requirements.
  • Exhibits self-advocacy skills or collaborates with others to find answers.
  • Adapts and creates new strategies and exceptionally creative uses for the media skills being taught.
2: Gaining understanding of the indicators with practice and support.
  • Project was incomplete in some way and not all features of the media skills task were demonstrated.
  • Self-advocacy skills and collaboration were rarely used to answer questions.

1: Experiences difficulty and requires consistent practice and support.

  • The media skills task or performance can only be demonstrated or completed with teacher or peer assistance.
  • Very few of the media skills tasks or performance steps were demonstrated or completed independently.

Summative Assessments in Media Skills are primarily project based.

  • These projects are completed in class and deadlines are assigned.
  • Students who are absent or falling behind on a project, may come to the library media center any morning beginning at 7:15 a.m. or during their Advisory period to work on their projects.
  • If coming to the library media center during Advisory, students should first obtain a pass from me. Students should report to their Advisory teacher with the pass before coming to the library media center. This is to ensure no one is accidentally marked absent.
  • If a student is not happy with the grade they earn on a project/summative assessment, they may come in on their own time to work toward improving their grade.
  • The absolute deadline for improving grades is one week before the last day of class.
  • If special exceptions are needed for an extension, please communicate those needs as soon as possible.
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