AgriCulture Grading Policy

Grading Policy

  • Participation 70% (this grade is weighted as Assessment in FOCUS due to the participatory nature of this class): averaged weekly and uploaded to FOCUS on Mondays. Weekly participation grades consist of the following categories with the acronym CAMP:
    • 25% Cooperation with Partners
    • 25% Actively Engaged
    • 25% Materials Management (safety, intended use, set-up, clean-up)
    • 25% Project Completion
  • Assessments 30% (weighted as Participation in FOCUS): mostly hands-on projects such as following a recipe, designing a garden plot, research and development projects… but also some paper and pencil assessments including LogBook quizzes and vocabulary checks.
  • Late work: materials, permission forms, family notifications, or assignments handed in late are discounted 25% each day after their due date. These are considered participation grades, and it is the student’s responsibility to record due dates in their agenda books.                                   
  • Codes:
    • 0 – Student turned in assignment, or never turned in the assignment, and the student is earning a 0.
    • X – Student is exempt from assignment, they do not need to make the assignment up. It is not calculating against them.
    • Z – Student assignment is missing, and they can still turn it in. A grade of 0 is being calculated in the student’s grade.

SCHOOLWIDE GRADING / CITIZENSHIP POLICY: 

Academic/Scholastic Grades:          

A        90-100                                              

B         80-89     

C         70-79     

D         60-69                                                

F          0-59

Citizenship Expectations:  

Montford Middle School believes that citizenship is a vital part of the educational experience.  We have outlined below the specific behaviors we are expecting of our students when we assign citizenship grades.  Should you ever have a question about your child’s citizenship grade, you are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher. 

A student who earns a 4 (Outstanding) as a citizenship grade consistently exhibits all or most of the following behaviors in and out of class:

  • Sets an example for peers by coming to class prepared to work with a good attitude and necessary materials
  • Uses agenda book effectively for daily and long-term planning
  • Works to foster a sense of community by respecting all viewpoints
  • Volunteers to assist teachers and classmates 

A student who earns a 3 (Satisfactory) as a citizenship grade exhibits all or most of the following behaviors in and out of class:

  • Demonstrates responsibility by coming to class prepared with class materials
  • Uses agenda book effectively for daily planning
  • Maintains a good attitude and helps classmates when asked by the teacher
  • Respects and cooperates with others during small-group activities.

A student who earns a 2 (Needs Improvement) as a citizenship grade exhibits all or most of the following behaviors in and out of class:

  • Comes to class unprepared on occasion
  • Does not use agenda book on a daily basis
  • Shows little motivation completing assignments
  • Shows disrespect to teacher and classmates at times throughout the grading period
  • Disrupts class occasionally and interrupts the learning of others 

A student who earns a 1 (Unsatisfactory) as a citizenship grade exhibits all or most of the following behaviors in and out of class:

  • Comes to class unprepared frequently
  • Does not use agenda book on a daily basis
  • Shows disrespect to teacher and classmates
  • Demonstrates dishonesty by submitting plagiarized assignments
  • Disrupts class regularly and interrupts the learning of others
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