• Grading Guidelines-

    1.  Biology classes will utilize a grading scale of 60% Summative/ 40% Formative Assessments. 



    Standards-Based Assignments May Include



    Tests, Projects, Lab Reports, Essays



    Quizzes, Exit Tickets, Classwork/Homework, Checks for Understanding, and Group Work


    2.  Formative Work (Academic Practice):

    -Formative assignments will be accepted for full credit until the date of the summative exam.

    -After the summative, if a student elects to re-assess then they must turn in all formative work prior to the re-assessment and can earn up to 75% on that work until the re-assessment date.

    3.  Retesting Procedure - It is the belief of the high school staff that students may have an opportunity to retake summative exams one time, if: 

    A. Students have turned in all assignments prior to the first summative exam, 

    B. Students have attended academic assistance such as Tiger Time, W.I.N., F.I.N.O., or 1 on 1 with the teacher. 

    C. Students have 2 weeks after they receive their summative assessment score to retest. (teacher assigns the re-test date)

    D. Summative projects, Lab Reports, and Essays may allow students to fix or re-do if turned in on the due date.  Students who do not submit/complete a summative assignment will be required to complete it.

    **The students can earn up to 80% credit on the retaken summative.


    4.  Absences shall be handled according to district policy. Please see the section related to absences. 


    5.  Failing Grades:

    A. Teachers will make every attempt possible to notify parents of any student whose grade drops to an F. 

    B. Students not reaching mastery expectations and/or incomplete assignments will be referred to the school intervention program and building procedures will be followed. 

    C. Grade reports for all courses will be emailed to parents every six weeks. 

    D. Students failing a course may not be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities.  (Teacher discretion based on the individual student).


    6.  Final Examinations -Final examinations are to be administered in all high school classes to every student regardless of his/her grade at the close of each semester.



Last Modified on October 20, 2022