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1501 Norland Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 381
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Principal: Mary Webb
LC: Central 1
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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CMS Grading Policy

 

2021-2022 Grading Plan

Parent Resource

 

 

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The mission of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is to create an innovative, inclusive, student-centered environment that supports the development of independent learners. Adjusting the CMS K-12 Grading Plan allows for students to receive specific feedback for continuous growth, academically and socially-emotionally, ensuring all students are set up to be independent and successful learners. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools believe grades should provide students and families with actionable information, reflect a student’s achievement on grade-level standards, and support a student's motivation to learn.

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools believes that to ensure success in each student’s K-12 experience, we must provide ample academic opportunities for students to prepare, rehearse, and then perform.

 

EFFECTIVE GRADING PRACTICES

 

To the greatest extent possible, grades should reflect achievement of intended learning outcomes and mastery of content standards.

 

Grades will not be used in a punitive manner for behavior or extra credit awarded for non-academic tasks, attendance, or other social expectations.

 

Students need frequent low-risk opportunities to practice their new learning to allow for misconceptions to surface and be addressed to improve their learning.

 

Students should have opportunities for re-teaching and additional learning opportunities to improve their level of content mastery that are not limited to before or after school tutoring.

 

To improve learning, students need regular feedback from teachers that is timely, specific, and focused on mastery of content standards.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

  • Assignments should be standards-aligned and worthy of student completion.

     
  • Assignments should allow for students to demonstrate learning through a variety of modalities (i.e. written, conferences, discussions, multimedia, digital, etc.).
  • Additional practice/re-teaching will be provided to students who do not achieve initial mastery on “Perform” assessments before students are re-assessed.
  • All assignments will be graded using a 100 point scale.

     
  • Students with a 504 plan,Individualized Education Program (IEP) or who are identified as English Learners (ELs) should receive appropriate accommodations and amplifications on assignments and assessments to allow them to engage in on-grade level content.

ASSIGNMENT CATEGORIES BY SCHOOL LEVEL

 

 

Level

 

 

 

Elementary

 

 

K-2 will continue to follow the Standards-based Report Card practices.

Type of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARE - 0%

 

 

REHEARSE - 30%

PERFORM - 70%

Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignments that allow

 

Assignments that provide

Culminating/formative

 

students to practice new

 

feedback of students’ progress

assessments that measure

 

learning with no risk for

 

leading up to

mastery of one or more

 

mistakes (i.e.

 

demonstrating/assessing

standards

 

GLOs/Learning

 

mastery of a standard(s)

(i.e. Formal/unit assessments,

 

profiles/Executive Functions,

 

(i.e. Components for EL

cycle assessments, common

 

homework,

 

Performance Tasks, exit

assessments, projects with

 

pre-assessments, checklists

 

tickets, entrance tickets, tasks

rubrics)

 

for learner behaviors)

 

with rubrics and performance

*Note: EL performance task

 

 

 

tasks, checklists, quizzes)

are not given a formal grade

Quarterly

A minimum of 9--1 per week

 

 

Min 3-4

3 min/4 max

Expectations

 

 

 

Max 7

 

Late

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late work will be accepted

 

Assignments

 

 

throughout the quarter.

 

(not due to an

 

 

Students will have a 3 school

 

absence)

 

 

day grace period for any late

 

 

 

 

work (not resulting from an

 

 

 

 

absence). Late penalties after

 

 

 

 

the grace period should not

 

 

 

 

exceed 10 points per week

(5

 

 

 

 

 

 

school days) using a 100 point

 

 

 

 

 

 

scale.

 

 

 

Guidelines for

Additional learning opportunities based on student needs and

 

 

Re-Assessment

re-assessment opportunities on “Perform” assessment/task will be provided:

(PERFORM only)

●  Students will participate in new learning opportunities meeting the student needs (i.e. small

 

group instruction, Dreambox, video instruction, extra assignments) and be reassessed

 

using a parallel assessment to show mastery within a 3-week period.

 

●  Students can earn up to a 100% on the re-assessment when completing additional earning

 

opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

●  Students have the opportunity to retake a performance task.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ASSIGNMENT CATEGORIES BY SCHOOL LEVEL

 

 

Level

 

 

 

 

Middle

 

 

MS courses for HS credit will follow HS guidelines.

Type of

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARE - 20%

 

REHEARSE - 30%

PERFORM - 50%

Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

Smaller assignments that allow

 

Assignments that provide

Culminating/formative

 

students to practice new

 

students with feedback on

assessments that measure

 

learning. Can be graded for

 

progress towards mastery of

mastery of one or multiple

 

completion or accuracy.

 

standards

standards

 

(i.e. Homework, warm-ups, exit

 

(i.e. Quizzes, labs,

(i.e. Unit assessments,

 

tickets, smaller checks for

 

mini-assessments,

common assessments,

 

understanding)

 

mini-projects, classwork)

performance tasks, writing

 

 

 

 

 

assignments, projects with

 

 

 

 

 

rubrics)

 

 

 

 

 

*Note: EL performance task

 

 

 

 

 

are not given a formal grade

Quarterly

9 min/20 max (Double

 

6 min/10 max (Double

3 min/4 max (4x4/sem. and

Expectation

blocked/every day)

 

blocked/every day)

year-long)

s

5 min/20 max (A day/B day)

 

4 min/10 max (A day/B day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late

Late assignments will be

 

Late assignments will be

 

Assignment

accepted for a grade until one

 

accepted until one week (5

 

s

week (5 school days) after the

 

school days) after the “Perform”

 

(not due to an

“Perform” date.

 

date.

 

absence)

Late penalties of no more than

 

Late penalties of no more than

 

 

 

 

 

10 points per week (unless

 

10 points per week (5 school

 

 

absent) will be deducted for late

 

days) will be deducted for late

 

 

work (using a 100 point scale).

 

work using a 100 point scale.

 

 

Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

Additional learning opportunities based on student needs and

 

for

 

Re-Assessm

re-assessment opportunities on “Perform” assessment/task will be provided:

ent

●  Students will participate in new learning opportunities meeting the student needs (i.e. small

(PERFORM

group instruction, Edgenuity, video instruction, extra assignments) and be reassessed using a

only)

parallel assessment to show mastery within a 3-week period.

 

 

●  Students can earn up to a 100% on the re-assessment after completing additional earning

 

opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

●  HS credit courses will follow HS guidance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ASSIGNMENT CATEGORIES BY SCHOOL LEVEL

 

 

Level

 

High School

 

Type of

 

 

 

PREPARE - 20%

REHEARSE - 30%

PERFORM - 50%

Assignment

 

 

 

Definition

 

 

 

Smaller assignments that

Assignments that provide

Culminating/formative

 

allow students to practice

students with feedback on

assessment that measure

 

new learning. Can be graded

progress towards mastery of

mastery of one or multiple

 

for completion or accuracy.

standards

standards (i.e. Unit

 

(i.e. Homework, warm-ups,

(i.e. Quizzes, labs,

assessments, common

 

exit tickets, smaller checks

mini-assessments,

assessments, performance

 

for understanding)

mini-projects, classwork)

tasks, writing assignments,

 

 

 

projects with rubrics)

Quarterly

9 min/20 max (4x4/sem.)

6 min/10 max (4x4/sem.)

3 min/4 max (4x4/sem. and

Expectations

5 min/20 max (year-long)

4 min/10 max (year-long)

year-long)

Late

 

 

 

Late assignments will be

Late assignments will be

 

Assignments

accepted for a grade until

accepted until one week (5

 

(not due to an

one week (5 school days)

school days) after the

 

absence)

after the “Perform” date.

“Perform” date.

 

 

Late penalties of no more

Late penalties of no more

 

 

than 5 points per day (unless

than 5 points per school day

 

 

absent) will be deducted for

will be deducted using a 100

 

 

late work (using a 100 point

point scale.

 

 

scale).

 

 

Guidelines for

 

 

Additional learning opportunities based on student needs and

 

Re-Assessment

re-assessment opportunities when a student did not achieve mastery on “Perform”

(PERFORM

assessment/task will be provided:

 

only)

●  Students will participate in new learning opportunities meeting the student needs (i.e.

 

Edgenuity, extra practice, small group instruction within the class, recorded

 

videos/practice, Canvas course, tutoring) and be reassessed using a parallel assessment

 

to show mastery within a 3-week period.

 

 

●  Students will have one re-assessment opportunity for each Perform assessment (except

 

midterms or final teacher-made or State exams).

 

 

●  Students may earn up to 80 points of their re-test grade after completing additional

 

learning opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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