Grading Policy

English Department

Grading Policy

The following grading policy will be in effect for all English courses except AP English Language and AP English Literature:




Major Assessments

Unit Tests, longer essays, research papers, projects, presentations


Minor Assessments

Quizzes, vocabulary literary term quizzes, shorter writing assignments


Alternate Assessments / Assignments

Reading Assessments, Classroom assignments, informal writing, journals or other informal assessments

(homework for MS only)



Details for English: 

       Major Assessments: 50%

  • Major assessments include major unit tests, essays, papers, and projects.Each marking period will have at least three major assessments


    Minor Assessments: 30%

  • Minor assessments include quizzes on reading, SAT words, and literary terms, and may also include shorter writing assignments.Students will have several different minor assessments throughout each marking period.


    Alternate Assessments/Assignments: 20%

  • Alternate assessments and assignments include reading assessments, short or informal writing prompts, rough drafts, journals, group discussion, short presentations, and class work.Again, students will have several of these throughout each marking period.