Seventh Grade Grading Policy

Homework assignments will usually be given on a daily basis, and will be recorded in the student’s homework notepad. At the end of each day, we record our homework assignments as a class. Homework is also listed daily on our website.

If a child cannot complete homework or you notice that your child is spending more than one and a half hours on all work, please contact me. When homework is not done on time, the student will receive a reminder and the work will be due the next school day.  The student will lose points on the homework each day that it is late.  If homework is brought in and is incomplete, then the student will receive only half credit on the assignment.  Three missing assignments (reminders) in two weeks will result in a detention.

When an absence from school occurs, missed work will be recorded, and the child will have one week from the return to school to complete missed assignments. It is the child’s responsibility to make sure all make up work is completed. Students will be graded in three catagories:

Summative Assessments­ 75%
  • tests/quizzes
  • performances based assessments
  • research papers
  • reports/essays
  • projects
Checkpoints ­ 15%
  • quizzes
  • skill checkpoints
  • project/report steps
  • homework completion
Class work/homework, participation­ 10%

My goal is to help the students become organized and responsible for their work so that they can perform to the best of their ability. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! My email address: ­ alyssa.forsythe@olmcmeriden.com.