Academic Expectations / Reporting / Grading
ASSESSMENT AND GRADING
The Oregon Education Reform Act calls for student work to be assessed in a variety of ways. Throughout the year each student will be given a variety of performance tasks and state benchmark assessments as well as traditional measures of achievement.
The grading system for middle school students includes a letter grade for the academic grade and a P or NP (Pass/No Pass) for work completion and use of class time. The final grades at the end of the quarter will be an A, B, or C, to indicate their understanding of the concepts and standards covered, an NYM (Not Yet Meets) to indicate they are close to meeting the standard and concepts, or an NP to indicate they are clearly not meeting the standard.
Students at Rosemont Ridge may expect to spend a minimum of 60 minutes an evening with homework. Any teacher may make homework assignments on a daily basis. Students are expected to record homework assignments in their "AGENDA" ("PLANNER"). Homework provides practice, teaches student responsibility, strengthens skills of independent study, and offers parents an opportunity to participate in the learning process. Homework is never assigned as a punishment.
HOMEWORK WHEN ABSENT
When students are absent from school it can have a major impact on their learning. We encourage students to develop some good learner habits so that absences do not have negative impacts on their learning or grades. Students should check their teachers' websites for information about what they missed because homework and notes may often be found there. It is also a good idea for students to email teachers when they are absent and to stay in contact with a friend who shares the same classes. The student should return to school with the homework assignments completed.
REPORT CARDS (Quarter Grading)
Report cards are issued every nine weeks (Four nine week grading periods.) The report card will be mailed home at the end of each quarter. Parents and students should use ParentVue and StudentVue (previously FamilyLink) to stay up to date with grades and to see if students have completed and turned in assignments during each quarter. Students are directly involved in understanding and tracking their own progress in each class. We encourage using the tables on pages 3-6 in this planner to help with tracking and organization.