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    District Writing Assignments are not editable (or able to be retaken), are completed in one day, and are graded based upon a score of 100%. We practice often and our writing assignments are graded to prepare students for the district assignment which becomes the final practice piece. The same practice rubrics are used for each district writing project as not to create a surprise for any student. 

    *District Reading Tests are usually recorded just for data.

    Reading tests are scored at 100 points and may be offered as a retake if students meet certain criteria and expectations, please be aware, retakes will be a new test and are often harder the second time around. 

    Book Reports are typically 100 points and are not editable because a rubric and expectations have been established prior to the assignment, and these are finished at home.

    Quizzes are graded less than 25 points and are not available for retakes, as students can use their notes. 

    Homework is never graded and there are not participation grades or extra credit. 

    Citizenship grades are given as overall participation and preparation and for example,

    "E"  An excellent/outstanding citizen follows all school and class rules. He or she is respectful at all times and is an active participant in the class. In addition, students who receive an "E" in citizenship demonstrate kindness and respect for fellow classmates, not just adults on campus, on a daily basis.

    “S” = Satisfactory A citizen who is satisfactory is either active in class, but may have minor issues with classroom behavior OR is well-behaved but does not participate in class. Students who receive an "S" in citizenship may need to have their behavior redirected from time to time.

    “N” = Needs Improvement A student who needs improvement is one who has been disruptive or disrespectful on more than one occasion. Academic dishonesty (copying another student’s work, allowing another student to copy his or her work, and plagiarism) will also earn a student an “N”.

    “U” = Unsatisfactory A student will earn a “U” if he or she is continually disruptive, disrespectful, or dishonest despite having served consequences for misbehavior.

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    CurriculumOur curriculum is based on the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards as well as the Arizona State Social Studies and Science Standards.

    ELADVUSD Protected Novel List our books for each quarter come from the district. These are our books by quarter: The Giver, Bud, Not Buddy, Dragonwings, The Lightning Thief.

    Writing Rubric

    Narrative Writing DVUSD Narrative Rubric    1st Quarter

    Informative Writing DVUSD Inform Rubric     2nd Quarter 

    Argumentative RubricDVUSD Argumentative Rubric  3rd Quarter 

    Review for AZMerit or AZM2 testing will be all of the above.