4th Grade Grading Policy for Norterra Canyon
In DVUSD we use the electronic grade book of Power Schools to share with students and parents the grades that will be reflected on your student’s report card. Gradebooks are updated on a weekly basis and every effort is made to record a minimum of one grade per week for each content area. Grades are not recorded for introductory skills, but are to be an evaluation of academic standards and content mastery. When assignments or scores are missing, a zero (M) is entered until work is turned in. This allows students and parents to identify work that needs to be completed prior to the final assessment for the unit. No single assessment or project can be more than 25% of the total grade. On an assessment for students scoring below 80%, or as requested by students, they may fill out a contract with the teacher that will allow the student to retake the assessment and replace the original grade with no penalty.
In 4th grade at Norterra Canyon we use the following weights for grades:
Science/ Social Studies
5% Home Practice
This chart is not limited to the items listed below. These are some examples of what might be included in these categories.
30%- Classwork- discussions, experiments, worksheets
30%- Quizzes- Unit Quiz, response sheets
40%- Assess- unit test, experiments, projects
30%- Classwork- worksheets, Thinking Maps
30% vocab quiz, end of lesson review
40%- Assess.- SS Weekly Tests, Unit Tests, projects
5%- Home practice- lessons at least once a week
20%- Exit Tickets
35%- Topic Quizzes
5%- Reading Log, book projects
20% Classwork- reading contract work
35%- vocab sheet, wtw- pattern
40%- Unit Tests, projects
5% Reading Log Summary, book projects
20%- news articles (Tuesday news day),- grammar worksheets
35%- Wtw - Spelling, Grammar
40% Reading Street Writing- Finished Writing Projects
Below is the grading scale used on the DVUSD report card.
59% or Below
Demonstrates above grade level proficiency independently.
Demonstrates grade level proficiency independently.
Demonstrates grade level proficiency with support.
Demonstrates below grade level proficiency with support.