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WMS/WHS implements new grading & after-school remediation procedures for 2014-2015

New guidelines developed to enhance student achievement

Dear Wahoo Middle/High School Parents,

Through the efforts of the Wahoo Middle and High School staffs, two new interventions/guidelines have been developed to support the overall academic success of your child. These student-centered interventions will allow our staff to evaluate and truly understand the educational needs of your student. Our staff will then have the ability to build educational plans and/or responses to meet those needs. The following interventions/guidelines will be implemented beginning the 2014-2015 school year. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact your child’s administrative office.

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HOMEWORK/DAILY WORK (High School & Middle School)

Homework and daily work are very important aspects of a student's learning process at Wahoo High/Middle School. Students are expected to complete homework in order to reinforce, practice and enrich their understanding of class content.

As an on-going effort to improve student achievement, teachers and administrators will use intervention strategies as necessary to encourage homework completion.

Students that have missing work recorded on their academic record will be required to stay after school to remediate and complete that missing work. Students will be required to stay until 5:00 p.m. on the day the missing work is recorded. The student will report to the teacher of which the work is missing and/or the after-school study room. Parents will be notified via the automated voice, text, and email system on the day their child is to stay. On these days, it will be the parents' responsibility to pick up their child from school at 5:00 p.m.

In addition, a missing work list will be run on the last day of each week at 12:00 p.m. If a student is on that list, he/she will be required to attend Saturday School that weekend. Saturday School will run from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. This time will be used to complete and remediate missing work. 

GRADING GUIDELINES

80% Summative-Demonstrate Skill/Understanding 10% Formative-Checking for Understanding 10% Final Exam
EXAMPLES: Quizzes, Quarter & Semester Tests, Large Projects-Summative; Final Essays; Lab Reports, Summative Presentations; Summative Portfolios, etc. EXAMPLES: Informal Quizzes; Entrance & Exit Tickets; Practice Tests; Small Projects-Formative; Draft Re-writes; Re-do Assignments; Homework; Practice; Class work, Student Involvement; Class Activities; etc. (Utilize Proficiency Scales)

High School

Grade 8: Final Exam Transition*

*Subject specific (gr. 8) exit exams may serve as a transition to final exams.

Grades 4-7

80% Summative-Demonstrate Skill/Understanding 20% Formative-Checking for Understanding

Quizzes, Quarter and Semester Tests, Large Projects-Summative; Final Essays; Lab Reports; Summative Presentations; Summative Portfolios; etc.

(May utilize Proficiency Scales)

Informal Quizzes; Entrance/Exit Tickets; Practice Tests; Small Projects-Formative; Draft Re-writes; Re-do assignments; Homework; Practice; Class-work; Student Involvement; Class Activities; etc.

(Utilize Proficiency Scales)

 

WMS/WHS implements new grading & after-school remediation procedures for 2014-2015

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