Here is an explanation of the grading system in my math class:
The academic grade is based on unit quizzes/tests (summative assessments): what students know and can do at a particular moment in time. By the end of each quarter, students will have made progress towards meeting (or exceeding) Math Washington State Standards.
Here is the breakdown: 20% weekly quizzes, 80% unit tests
In order to qualify for any quiz or test retake, students need to have completed and turned in all of the associated homework assignments for that quiz/test.
Rubric Score (code) Rubric Explanation
4: Exceeding Standard (ES) Percent Equivalent: 100%
Student demonstrates deep understanding of the concept addressed by the standard.
Meeting Standard Plus (MSP) Percent Equivalent: 93%
3: Meeting Standard (MS) Percent Equivalent: 88%
Student demonstrates proficiency by showing mastery of the standard.
Approaching Standard Plus (ASP) Percent Equivalent: 80%
2: Approaching Standard (AS) Percent Equivalent: 75%
Student demonstrates partial proficiency of the standard.
Beginning Standard Plus (BSP) Percent Equivalent: 70%
1: Beginning Standard (BS) Percent Equivalent: 65%
Student demonstrates very limited proficiency of the standard.
0: No Evidence (NE) Percent Equivalent: 50%
No knowledge shown.