Grading Policy

Grades 1-5 Subjects and CompetenciesGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
English Language Arts Overall: 40% Reading 40% Writing & 20% Listening and Speaking     
Reading     
Reads with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehensionF & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)
Uses letter-sound relationships to figure out new-words.F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)NANAN/A
Reads and comprehends grade level texts independently across a variety of genres (fiction and nonfiction)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)F & P Benchmark and formative assessment (guided reading conference notes)
Demonstrates comprehension by referring to text details I-Ready & Assessments/guided reading notesI-Ready & Assessments/guided reading notesI-Ready & Assessments/guided reading notesI-Ready & Assessments/guided reading notesI-Ready & Assessments/guided reading notes
Writing     
Writes independently for difficult tasks, purposes, and audiences (opinion, information/explanatory, narrative)Performance Based Assessment (Rubric)and Published Writing PiecesPerformance Based Assessment (Rubric)and Published Writing PiecesPerformance Based Assessment (Rubric)and Published Writing PiecesPerformance Based Assessment (Rubric)and Published Writing PiecesPerformance Based Assessment (Rubric)and Published Writing Pieces
Uses details and facts from text in writing to further meaning100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces
Revises writing to clarify and add details as needed100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces100% Published Writing Pieces
 Listening. Speaking and Language     
During collaborative discussion, expresses ideas with clarity, appropriate facts, and relevant descriptive detail50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 2)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 2)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 2)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 2)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 2)
Uses and understands a wide range of vocabulary50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 3)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 3)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 3)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 3)50% Small Group Work50 % Whole Group Discussion(Hallmark 3)
Uses correct grammar, mechanics and spelling75% Fundations and 25% writing rubric75% Fundations and 25% writing rubric)50% Writing Published Pieces50% Text Dependent Questions (Rubric)50% Writing Published Pieces50% Text Dependent Questions (Rubric)50% Writing Published Pieces50% Text Dependent Questions (Rubric)
Mathematics     
Demonstrates an understanding of mathematical concepts50% classwork (whole group/formative assessment)50% small group work (formative assessment)50% classwork (whole group/formative assessment)50% small group work (formative assessment)50% classwork (whole group/formative assessment)50% small group work (formative assessment)50% classwork (whole group/formative assessment)50% small group work (formative assessment)50% classwork (whole group/formative assessment)50% small group work (formative assessment)
Solves problems with precision and accuracy50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment
Solves problems in multiple ways and explains solutions50% Exemplars (rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment50 % Exemplars(rubric)50% classroom formative assessment
Science     
 Demonstrates and Understanding of science content and concepts Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments  Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments  Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments  Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments 
Uses reading, writing and mathematics to gather, interpret, and use evidence in science content and conceptsScience Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments 
Applies critical thinking to extend understanding of content and conceptsScience Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments Science Cluster & Teacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments 
Social Studies     
Demonstrates an understanding of social studies content and conceptsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments
Uses reading, writing and mathematics to gather ,  interpret , and use evidence in social studies content and conceptsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments
Applies critical thinking to extend understanding of content and conceptsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments
Physical Education     
Participates in physical activity and demonstrates ability in age-appropriate movement, control, and fitness skillsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative Assessments
Demonstrates an understanding of basic parts of health-related fitness and the connection between physical activity and wellnessPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative AssessmentsPhysical Education 50 % Teacher Observations & 50% Formative Assessments
Visual Arts     
Creates, performs, responds to, and reflects upon arts and making artTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio Pieces
Demonstrates understanding of arts content and conceptsTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio PiecesTeacher Observations & Art Portfolio Pieces
Technology     
Demonstrates ability to understand and use technologyTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative AssessmentsTeacher Observation50% Classwork & 50% Formative Assessments
Academic and Personal Behaviors     
Manages time and consistently demonstrates effort to independently achieve goalsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher Observations
Works in an organized mannerTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher Observations
Persists through challenges to complete a task by trying different strategiesTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher Observations
Asks for help when neededTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher Observations
Respects school rules and works well in the school communityTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher ObservationsTeacher Observations