Reassessment Policy and Competency-Based Grading

I will allow Students to Reassess Tests (Quizzes) when students have done the following:
1. Student will complete teacher assigned problems in order to relearn the Learning Target. This must be completed BEFORE taking the reassessment.
2. Student will conference with the teacher before school, after school or during seminar regarding all homework or practice problems. This time is designed to receive help to master the material. You are welcome during seminar...however, if it gets too busy with too many different classes, I will have to assign specific days to certain subjects.
3. The reassessment test can be taken Monday - Friday during seminar or by appointment before/after school if you do not have seminar.
4. Students in my Competency Based Classes--- will replace the test/retest grades. If you have a C or F and reassess the first time to the highest grade received.
5. Reassessments should be taken prior to the next test.
6. To get an A----you will have TOTAL MASTERY of the skill. This might not happen on the first attempt.
7. *Notice if you receive 1 C for any Learning Target during the semester, you are unable to receive an A for a course final grade. (breakdown given below)
Competency-Based Grading System
Here is the breakdown for each standard:

A = Accomplished- highest level of understanding or mastery
You have totally mastered the skill, meaning you have demonstrated a full understanding of the concepts involved, have clearly showed all steps of your reasoning, have used notation correctly, wrote exemplary and clear prose, and have made no algebraic errors.
B = Secured
You have totally mastered the skill, but you might have made a small notational error or a small (non-fatal) algebraic error.
C = Proficient
You have a firm grasp of the skill, meaning you have demonstrated a full or almost understanding of the concepts involved, but you possibly didn’t show steps of your reasoning, didn’t use notation totally consistently, could have written clearer prose, and/or made a slight (but non-fatal) algebraic error.
F= Developing- Does not understand the standard
You have demonstrated some conceptual understanding of the skill. You possibly have some confused reasoning, did not completely answer the question, did not use consistent notation, wrote muddled prose, and/or made more than one algebraic error.
0 = No Adequate Data
You have demonstrated a weak or no conceptual understanding. You possibly have confused reasoning, poor prose, and/or made one or more serious (fatal) algebraic errors.

Here is the breakdown for a course grade:
  • A Meet All standards at a B level or above, and meet 75% of standards at an A level
  • A- Meet All standards at a B level or above, and meet 50% of standards at an A level
  • B+ Meet All standards at a B level or above, and meet 25% of standards at an A level
  • B Meet All standards at a C level or above, and 75% of standards at B level or above
  • B- Meet All standards at a C level or above, and meet 50% of standards at B level or above
  • C+ Meet All standards at a C level or above, and meet 25% of standards at B level or above
  • C Meet All standards at a C level or above
  • F At least one standard is at or below an F