Grading Policy

  • Homework & Grading

    Please do not lose your homework. Extra copies are not always available!! 

    Homework/Assignments:

    Rationale for Homework 

    a. Research reveals that homework, when carefully designed, implemented and evaluated, is an effective tool for improving understanding, enriching learning, encouraging personal connections and providing opportunities to pursue special interests. 
    b. Value-added homework assignments should be designed to help students master the content and extend student learning. 
    c. Homework is a means of teaching the necessary skills of independent study and learning outside the classroom without immediate teacher supervision. Homework includes assignments that the teacher expects all students to complete outside of class. 
    d. When a student demonstrates mastery of the TEKS on major assessments, homework alone should not be the cause of a failing grade. Formative assessments should be comprised of a variety of assessments, including but not limited to homework. 
    e. Homework will not be assigned as punishment
     
    Most days students will have time during class to work on, if not complete, their assignment. Students that use their time wisely during class will see that they have little to no homework throughout the week. All assignments are due the following day unless it is a project.
    Assignments turned in without work shown will not be accepted!!
     

    Late Work:

    Late work is accepted according per district policy.

    1. Late work is defined as any assignment that is not submitted on the due date and class period with the exception of make-up work for absences or approved school activities. Alternative assignments may be given if the original assignment has been assessed and returned.

    2. Late assignments will be accepted within 5 school days, not to exceed the end of the 9 week grading period. A maximum penalty of ten (10) points per class meeting may be deducted from the grade with a maximum of 30 points deducted. 

    3. Extenuating circumstances may occur that prevent the completion and turning in of assignments on the due date. It is the parent/guardian and/or student’s responsibility to inform the teacher of any such circumstances so that an exception to the rule may or may not be granted. The teacher may grant exceptions based on these circumstances.

    When Absent:

    New material is introduced daily in math; therefore, attendance is vital so as not to fall behind. However, if a student is absent, they are responsible for asking about missed assignments. Work can be obtained from the teacher at any time during an absence or upon the student's return.

    Grading:

    All Assignments - Papers will be graded and returned in a timely manner. Grades will be posted on weekly basis, please check it often!

    Extra Credit - Students will have many opportunities to earn extra credit during class from various assignments or activities. Extra credit will not be given just to raise a grade.