Uniform Department Policies Math-6QUARTER & SEMESTER GRADES
are based on assignments and exams. Teachers will assign points
accordingly. However, it is recommended that assignments be weighted approximately 60 to 70% of the grade, while exams be worth about 30 to 40%.
The following scale will be used to determine report card grades:
|90 - 100% ||A|
|80 - 89% ||B|
|70 - 79% ||C|
|60 - 69% ||D|
| 0 - 59% ||F|
of homework, classwork, and math journal/notebook
is decided by the teacher, however, students MUST SHOW WORK in order to receive full credit.
should be limited in scope. No student should move a B to an A for the grading period (quarter or semester) because of
extra credit. This leads to unrealistic expectations in future math courses.
consist of quizzes, chapter tests, Mid-Year Benchmark, and Year-End Benchmark.MASTERY QUIZZES
are generally below grade level or are a fundamental skill. They
are given every quarter and require an A or A- to pass. Students
are allowed to re-take as many times as necessary in order to
pass. Therefore, students MUST SHOW WORK & NO CALCULATOR.
are given Mid-Year and Year-End.
These are SECURE tests and cannot leave the classroom. The
teacher must grade them and keep a record of how each student does.
Also, while results can be reviewed with the class, the test itself
cannot. The tests cannot be re-taken. They cannot be the
sole basis for a student's grade. The points for
the Benchmark Tests should be at least the same as a chapter
test. This will prepare students for future math courses where
the Benchmarks (or Finals) are heavily weighted. These are
multiple choice tests modeled after the STAR exams. Therefore, no
notes, NO CALCULATOR, and they must be administered on Scan-Tron forms.
by grade level should be similar (within a week of each other.)
The Benchmarks are given before the end of each semester. The
practice STAR should be given before the actual STAR testing. The
Mastery Quizzes can be given any time during the quarter, however, they
should be given as early as possible so students can have time to
re-take them. The placement exams for candidates for 7th Grade
Algebra I (see Placement below) are given at the end of the third
upon completion for Math-6 students is Math-7. However, students
who earn less than a "C" or receive a strong teacher recommendation
will be placed in Math-7 and Math 7 Support. A few students
qualifty for 7th Grade Algebra I by meeting the following criteria:
1) "A" student, 2) Reasonably mature with good study skills,
organization skills, attendance, and satisfactory citizenship, 3) Pass
the Algebra Readiness Test, and 4) Pass the Arithmetic Test.
is available after school in Math Lab.
are held two times a year. Parent and
community volunteers are welcome to help out.
is the first competition of the year and is held in February.
MathCounts which is sponsored by CNA Financial Corporation and the
National Society for Professional Engineers. For more
information, go to www.mathcounts.org
is the second competition of the year. It is held in late April or early May and is sponsored by Monterey County (www.monterey.k12.ca.us
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