First Grade Grading Policy

  • Student grades are scored on an outcome based scale: Exceeds Grade Level expectation (E), Grade Level Expectation (G), Minimum Level Expectation (M), Not Meet Expectations (N)
  • Students’ grades will be taken from work samples, formal and informal assessments, literacy skill assessments, writing assessments, and math assessments.
  • Students’ grades will be based on the ability to understand and apply whole and small group instruction.
  • Students’ grades can be reevaluated after reassessments with no minimum number of retakes.
  • Work Skills and Social Development grades will include behavior, work habits, class participation, and homework.
  • Students’ grades will be monitored by parents through feedback on student’s work sent home by the classroom teacher and beginning of the year conferences.


Reading and Writing

  • Students’ grades will be taken from work samples, formal and informal assessments, literacy skill assessments, comprehension assessments, and writing assessments. 

Math

  • Students’ grades will be taken from work samples, math lessons, formal and informal assessments 


Handwriting

  • Students’ grades will be taken from work samples, formal and informal assessments, and writing assessments.

Homework:

  • Your child will bring home a packet weekly. In the packet you will find a reading log, information about what’s going on in first grade, and up coming events.  Please sign reading log after you read stories with your child throughout the week.  Please help your child by making sure that homework is returned every Friday.  Please be sure your child completes the word work in the packet for the week.  A variety of spelling activities are available for completion at your discretion. Your child will also be given other homework assignments in addition to reading and word work. Please make sure your child completes the math activities in the packet because this reinforces what we are working on in class.

**Homework will be checked every Friday. All of the homework assignments are extensions of what we are learning in class. Complete and incomplete packets are recorded.

*Grades for Spanish, Gym, Art, and Music will be Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).