Math Policies

Textbook/Online Resources:

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Practice

Students generally have math practice Monday through Thursday nights. Practice will reinforce skills learned in class and should range from 20 to 30 minutes daily. All assignments are to be written down in the student’s planner. The expectation for practice is that all work should be shown in pencil, the assignment should be checked in class (in ink) and the needed corrections should be made. If an assignment is not completed on time, students can turn it in late for 70% of the original score.

Math Grading Policy

Category

Weight

90%-100% A
Assessments 90% of grade 80%-89% B
Practice/Assignments 10% of grade 70%-79% C
*if a student scores below 50% on an assessment, the grade will be reflected as 50% in the grade book. 60%-69% D
Below 60% F

Retake Policy

Students who score below a 90% will be given one opportunity to retake math tests if needed. The highest score a student will receive from a retake is 90%. To retake the assessment the student will need to complete test corrections and show evidence of learning (as directed by their teacher) before the retake will be allowed. Student must have all assignments turned in for the assessment in question. The retake will occur at a time designated by the teacher.

Cheating

If a student is caught cheating on an assessment they will be given Wednesday school. During this time they will take the retake assessment for the highest possible score of 90%.

Absences

Students who are absent will have 2 days per absence to make up any assignments without penalty.

Citizenship

Citizenship is evaluated differently than academic progress. It involves a student’s actions in upholding the school’s responsibility and accountability standards, positive involvement in their learning and living communities, and attitude. Citizenship assesses student participation, leadership/cooperation, willingness to assist others and following school and classroom rules. These rules include but are not limited to just behavior, cell phone violations, excessive gum chewing issues, continually talking in class and/or dress code issues. All students will begin with an S and will move up to an E or down to a N or U.