Grading Policy

Grading System


Major Assessments                   50%                       tests, formal projects, formal   presentations*,formal in-class   compositions*

Minor Assessments                  30%                         written and/or oral quizzes,    picture prompts, 
short writing     prompts, 

Alternate Assessments**         20%                         HW quizzes, classwork, skits,   dialogues, quick-writes, in-class    projects



* formal = students are informed in advance that an assessment will take place and it will serve as a form of culminating activity

** Alternate Assessments might not be announced in advance; hw quizzes will never be announced in advance