• Grading

      PowerSchool will be updated with students' grades as assignments are completed.  Each category will include multiple assignments throughout the school year.   Marking period grades will be based off the following percentages:

      Assessments 60%
      Classwork/Homework 20%
      Other 20%

      PowerSchool & Student Agenda

      Parents and students are encouraged to check PowerSchool to monitor grades and averages.  Teachers will update grades by the end of the school week.  The grades are not necessarily updated immediately after the teacher has graded the assignment.

      Students should be using their agenda to record daily homework assignments, long-term projects, and quiz or test dates.  These assignments will be posted online (on Google Classroom) and in the classroom on the homework board, but using an agenda is an important skill for students to learn and know.  This will also help students stay organized on days the teacher is unable to update the classroom website.

      Homework

      Homework will be counted as 5 points per assignment.  Homework that is done at the start of class, but finished before the end of the day will receive 3/5 points if the student shows it to the teacher before the end of the day.  No homework will result in a 0/5 for that assignment. The homework will be posted on Google Classroom, but students are responsible for keeping an up-to-date agenda for the most recent information since homework may not always be posted immediately after school.  Students should have homework completed before the start of the school day on the day that it's due.

      Studying is an on-going assignment.  Students should not wait until the day before a quiz or test to review the information they will be asked to recall the following day.  There are numerous resources available to students, and they need to learn which study techniques or skills work best for them.  Remember, every child is different!

      Exact Path

      Exact Path is a tool used to help students make independent growth in math and ELA.  Aside from being on their personal level, the program helps to prepare for students for the PSSA tests with different questioning techniques and skill building activities.  Students will be required to satisfactorily complete assignments in Exact Path both on their own level (Learning Path) and on a 6th grade level (Lessons).  

      A Benchmark will be taken at the begining of the year, middle of the year, and end of the year to see how students have progressed and gaiend skills throughout the year.  These Benchmarks will be administered in school, and students should only work on them at home if they are behind. 

      Other Grades

      Quiz and tests will be given throughout the year.   Students will be given adequate class time to review and prepare, but they are expected to study outside of the school day.  Projects will have varying point values and the students will be informed about them at the start of the assignment.

  • Math Program: Savvas Realize- Envision Mathematics Common Core

    The textbook can be accessed through Clever. Students need to click on the "Savvas Realize" icon and it will bring them to the website where the book is located. Students will be completing assignments on Savvas through Google Classroom throughout the year. 

     

    Units of Study:

    Unit 1: Use Positive Rational Numbers
    Unit 2: Integers and Rational Numbers
    Unit 3: Numeric and Algebraic Expressions
    Unit 4: Represent and Solve Equations and Inequalities
    Unit 5: Understand and Use Ratio and Rate
    Unit 6: Understand and Use Percent
    Unit 7: Solve Area, Surface Area, and Volume Problems
    Unit 8: Display, Describe, and Summarize Data
     

    Grading Policy:

    The math grade is divided into 3 different sections including but not limited to: 

    Assessments (60%):
    Tests, Take-home tests, Projects
    Classwork/Homework (20%):
    Assignments given for students to complete outside of instruction
    Other (20%):
    End of lesson quizzes, Exact Path assignments
     

    Math lessons typically last 1-2 days. Day one involves direct instruction and individual or group practice. Day two will consist of additional practice follwed by a lesson quiz.