Information for all classes (please read)
The LHS Math Department’s grading and reporting will support the learning process and encourage student success. Grades measure a student’s mastery of the course state standards and expectations. The Math Department is here for the sole purpose of developing students. We are here to prepare students for the real-world logic and mathematical experiences they will encounter during and after high school.
Purposes for Grading Students’ Work
Communicate achievement to students, parents, and others
Encourage growth and progress in learning
Provide information that students can use for self-evaluation and growth
Identify students for available educational opportunities (e.g. AP courses)
Evaluate the effectiveness of curricular, instructional, assessment practices and programs
Gather quantitative data to use for comparison between student’s achievement and standards and among student’s classes, schools, districts and states
Summative assessments demonstrate the student’s knowledge of a subject after instruction. Summative assessments include tests and projects or labs (50%).
Formative assessments demonstrate the student’s progress in mastering subject content during the course of instruction. Formative assessments include homework (10%), classwork /benchmarks ( 10%), and quizzes (30%).
Homework serves to provide students the opportunity to practice previously taught skills, develop regular study skills, the ability to complete assignments independently, and increases the students’ chances of learning concepts. It will be checked for completion with a 100 given if every problem is attempted, a 50 if some problems are attempted and a 0 if no problems are attempted. If students are caught copying each other’s homework, no credit is given to either student. Missing homework due to lack of effort may NOT be made up.
Makeup Work and Retesting
All work missed due to an absence(s) must be made up within 5 school days. After 5 days, a zero will be recorded for any work that is not made up. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire any missed work and schedule a time with the teacher to make up missed assessments.
A student can retake a failed test with the higher grade recorded (up to an 70). However, a student must demonstrate an effort to attain mastery which might include test corrections, redoing classwork/homework or attending a review session before a retest will be given. Retests may be in a different format from the original assessment.