THIS WEEK IN RESOURCE
Week of March 24, 2017
This was a heavy week for many students - science work ramped up, as did English. They had a math test, and Mrs. Knapp's students had a science quiz as well. Because of this, I ...more
I do not assign homework in Resource. Grades in this class will be determined by a point system. Points will be earned in the areas of behavior/responsibility (50%), completion of a daily planner (25%), and Resource in-class assignments (25%). Students are assessed daily and are able to monitor their progress. Performance will be assessed using a 3-point system:
3 = Proficient
2 = Approaching Proficiency
1 = Below Proficiency/Not Yet
At the end of each quarter, these scores will be converted into a letter grade (A through F), which will be recorded in Infinite Campus and on the students’ transcripts.
The three categories that determine Resource students' grades are outlined below:
1. Effort & Participation: 50% of grade
Start promptly, and work appropriately and cooperatively all period
Follow classroom rules and teacher's directions
Work independently without adult monitoring
Be courteous and considerate of other students' learning needs
Know assignments and due dates, and complete homework at home
Have all necessary materials to be ready to work, and clean up at the end of the period.
Students grade themselves in these areas every day, and then I review the grading to ensure appropriateness and fairness. This teaches them to take responsibility for their own behavior and their own learning. If students forget to log out or grade themselves, they automatically lose 5 points. I remind them at the end of every class to log out and to grade themselves.
2. In-Class Assignments/Activities: 25% of grade
Student performance on Resource Teacher-directed reading comprehension, writing, and math activities completed during class (non-gen ed assignments).
3. Completion of Daily Planner: 25% of grade
Students need to have a daily planner. If they use a laptop or other electronic device for their schoolwork, an electronic calendar is acceptable. We will be updating our planners daily during the first 5 minutes of class. Students will have to write down everything they need to do that evening for homework. In addition, they should be checking School Loop for any updates by their general education teachers. Using a daily planner is an important life skill that helps people organize their workloads, and therefore the students will be graded on this using a 25% weight.