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Grades
Parents and students may check grade status and missing assignments by following the link:
Grades are updated at least once a week. Homework assignments are entered usually within a day of being turned in. Thursday night homework will be entered Monday morning at the latest.

BELOW SHOWS THE MATH CLASS THAT A STUDENT WILL TAKE NEXT YEAR:
Compacted 7 → Compacted 8
Accelerated 8 → Geometry
Compacted 8 → Algebra II Plus
Math 8 → Algebra I
Expectations for Compacted Students
Students should earn at least a B and must have strong test/quiz scores to be recommended at the end of the year for the next course.
Students in Compacted 8 whose test/quiz grades fall below a C at the end of the first semester will be recommended to move into the Accelerated 8 class at the end of the first semester if there is room.

GRADING POLICIES
Expect homework Monday through Thursday. (when on traditional schedule)
Expect a quiz or test at least once every two weeks.
Talking during an assessment results in a score of at most 50% that assessment.
Late assignments receive at most 50% of the total assignment points.
Math 8 Grading Categories
Math Practices (includes homework, classwork, & participation)
15% of overall grade
iReady (Weekly practice)
5% of overall grade
Assessments (Teacher and site assessments)
75% of overall grade
Math Progress (District assessments and performance tasks)
5% of overall grade
Compact 8 Grading Categories
Math Practices (includes homework, classwork, & participation)
20% of overall grade
Assessments (Teacher and site assessments)
75% of overall grade
District Assessments (District performance tasks and semester finals)
5% of overall grade

GRADING SCALE
A 100  94
A 93  90
B+ 89  87
B 86  84
B 83  80
C+ 79  77
C 76  74
C 73  70
D+ 69  67
D 66  64
D 63  60
F 59 and below

HOMEWORK
Homework is a means for practicing math skills.
Students, you should do your homework each night and then check your answers online. At the top of your homework, write how many you got correct by yourself and then write specific questions about problems you still don't understand after looking at the answers. Time will not be given usually in class to go over homework.
Not every homework assignment will be given a grade.
A "T" means that the assignment was turned in, but not checked for accuracy or completion.
A blank means the assignment has not been entered yet. Blanks do not affect the course grade.
An "M" means the teacher either did not receive the assignment OR the paper had no name and needs to be claimed so it can be entered. An "M" score results in a score of "0" and is computed into the student's grade.
Homework assignments that are graded will receive a:
10 if everything is correct with work shown down to a
5 if 50% or more of the problems are incorrect or if the assignment was late.
Information about Certain Math Programs
Delta Math
This site is used for independent practice. How does this site work? Click on the assignment. Answer the questions. For every question you miss, you must do one additional problem to get 100%.
Example: The assignment says you must get 5 correct to earn 100%. Suppose you do 5 problems, but get 2 of them wrong. Then your overall reported score is a 3 or 60%. However, you can make up those points by doing more problems until the total correctly answered problems  number of problems missed = 5. As soon as the difference is equal to or greater than the overall number you need, your score becomes a 100%. You can do additional practice if you want at that point. You always should work towards the 100%. If you get stuck, watch the video. If you still don't understand, email me so I can help you.