Classroom Expectations

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    Mr. Gonzales' classes strive to achieve the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Mission Statement and Core values/competencies.  The SCUCISD community will acheive these items by understanding and following the expectations as teachers, parents, and students. 

     

    Please read the following items the district has implemented for our SCUCISD community to make our students successful:

    Mission Statement:
    Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD provides a safe, secure and challenging learning environment, through the responsible use of all resources, to afford opportunities for all students to realize their individual potential and to become responsible and productive members of society.

    Vision: Prepare EVERY student to be a productive citizen.

    Values:

    • Leadership
    • Character
    • Commitment
    • Service
    • Learning

    Core Competencies: 

    With a commitment to district-wide Continuous Improvement, the Core Competencies at SCUC are:

    • Students First
    • Valuing and Engaging our Workforce
    • Effective and Efficient Work Processes

     

    Grading Philosophy

     

    Effective teachers use grading as part of the process of learning.  Using the TEKS as the foundation of the curriculum, they begin by targeting student expectations.

     

    Teacher expectations:

              Ensure student success by designing classroom instruction that embraces higher levels of learning using the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate)

              Improve student achievement with lessons that engage students in TEKS standards

              Set direction for student learning using SMART (Specific, Measurable, Aligned to Learning, Results Focused, Time Framed) goals and PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles to drive student improvement

              Utilize a variety of formative and summative assessments in each grading period to assess student learning.  Complete and effective grading calls for multiple assessment techniques, including performances, portfolios, projects, presentations, learning logs, journals, surveys, interviews, simulations and role-playing.  Using many different instructional and evaluation strategies elicits more opportunities for student success and addresses multiple ways that students learn.

              Establish clear standards and criteria and apply those criteria consistently to student work

              Use rubrics to assess student work

              Provide opportunities for students to monitor and share their own learning through the use of data folders and student-led conferences

              Use results to make data-driven decisions regarding classroom instruction and  to develop opportunities for re-teach and re-learn

     

    Grading should help the teacher -

    1.   Communicate progress to the student and parent/guardian on the mastery of the TEKS

    2.   Appraise the effectiveness of teaching strategies and modes of instruction

    3.   Evaluate strengths and needs of each student

    4.   Determine if credit will be awarded

     

    Grading should help the student -

    1.   Evaluate personal progress toward mastery of the TEKS

    2.   Recognize how work may be improved

    3.   Set personal learning goals

    4.   Predict future performance on classroom assignments and assessments

     

    Grading should help the parents/guardians -

    1.   Understand their child as a learner

    2.   Understand the student’s mastery of the TEKS

    3.   Guide the student in making academic progress

    4.   Encourage the student to give maximum effort

     

    If you have any questions regarding the District Grading Policy please visit Grading Policy