Geometry Grading Policy – Fall 2016
Mrs. Whipple Email: Office: A119
Materials Needed for Geometry - Bring these items every day:
· a covered textbook
· a notebook to be used for Geometry only (a graphing notebook works well)
· graph paper (unless your notebook consists of graph paper)
· pencils, a protractor, and a ruler (inches and cm),
· a scientific calculator
· A: 90-100% , B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F: below 60%
· Summative test scores will account for 70% of your quarter grade.
· Formative scores (quizzes, practice, warm-ups, exit tickets, …etc) will account for 30% of your grade. There will be assignment checks based on problems from your daily assignments. Thus, it is critical that you have an organized notebook; bring your notebook every day; have your assignments completed and correct; and are sure to include the steps that led to your answers.
· The average of your quarter grades will account for 85% of your semester grade.
· The 1st semester exam will account for 15% of your semester grade.
· During the 1st quarter there will be three chapter tests. At the end of the quarter students will take a 1st quarter test. The 1st quarter test score may be used to replace the student’s lowest chapter test score.
· During the 2nd quarter there will be three chapter tests. At the end of the 2nd quarter students will take the 1st semester exam. As stated above, the 1st semester exam score will be a factor in determining the semester grade. In addition, the semester exam score may be used to replace the student’s lowest chapter test score for the second quarter.
· Following an excused absence, the student is responsible for making up tests and quizzes in a timely manner. Please be sure to make arrangements with the teacher.
· Students and parents will be able to track grades on Skyward.
Some Keys to Success:
· Regular Attendance & Full Classroom Participation.
· High Expectations – Follow teacher expectations and hold high expectations for yourself.
· Honesty and Integrity – Do not rely on shortcuts. Cheating often leads to failure.
· Face challenge, but also be sure to ask questions and seek help when you are feeling uncomfortable.
· If a student cheats on an assessment or assignment (getting or providing assistance) any/all students involved will received a 0 on the assessment with NO opportunity to retake it. Parents will also be contacted.
· Communicate with your teacher.
· Math Resource is available in the A House. Ask your teacher for a pass so that you can visit during study hall or lunch.
I have received, read, and understand the grading policy.
Printed Student Name Date
Student Signature Period
Parent Signature Period