Grade 7 & 8 Social Studies
Daily Warm-ups and Discussions-10%
Homework and In-class Assignments-30%
Any tests, quizzes, or projects will be announced with plenty of time before the due date; I will also post it on my blog every day (under each grade level page). Unless a plan has been made with me before the due date of an assignment, points will be deducted for late papers/projects.
I am one who believes in second chances; often, I will allow students to take their quiz/test home and correct their incorrect responses. Students can earn up to a 75% on test corrections. However, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure the corrections are completed and returned to me within a timely manner. If test corrections are not completed by the due date, I will assume that the student does not wish to fix incorrect responses for a grade adjustment. If the corrections made are still incomplete or incorrect, their grade will be adjusted accordingly.
Habits of Mind
For each content area, students will receive a score for their "habits of mind". Below, you will find some additional information about what the habits of mind are and how students are assessed in those standards.
Completes Assignments; Meets deadlines
3 - Consistently shows strong work habits, marked by completed assignments and met deadlines. Minimal instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance as a student.
2 - Usually shows strong work habits. Occasional instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance.
1 - Inconsistent or irregular work habits. Has periodic or sporadic record of meeting deadlines and completing assignments. This has impact on ability to meet standards.
Prepared for class; Manages time well
3 - Consistently organized, prepared for class with materials at the beginning of the period without reminders. Minimal instances of not using time effectively, but not that impacts performance as a learner.
2 - Usually organized and prepared in regards to materials for class or tardiness. Usually uses class time effectively, but at times has impacted performance as a learner.
1 - Inconsistent with organization and preparation. Needs frequent redirects to use time effectively. Has impacted student as a learner.
Uses ability to work with others; Cooperative
3 - Consistently works well with others. Can work with most anyone without conflict. Is a team player and cooperative with both students and staff during class.
2 - Usually works well with others. Has problems working with others or cooperating with staff on occasion only. Can get back to work when redirected.
1 - Regularly or consistently unable to work with others. Refuses to work in groups on a regular basis. Regularly is uncooperative with peers and staff, disrupting learning for self and others.
Demonstrates Core Values
3 - Consistently models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials.
2 - Usually models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials.
1 - Inconsistent with modeling Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school or materials.