- Differentiation of instruction is necessary in order for students to grow and progress.
- Behavior is not included in the proficiency indicator and will be reported separately.
- Extra credit will not be given at any time.
- Retakes and Revisions will be allowed at teacher discretion. Students will be allowed multiple opportunities to show mastery in various ways.
- Teachers will determine proficiency by considering multiple points of data using the most recent data and provide evidence to support their determination.
- Independent practice will be meaningful, purposeful, of high quality and aligned with objectives. Students will have multiple opportunities for practice before the objectives are assessed for a proficiency score.
- Students are expected to complete all assigned work. Teachers will allow students opportunities to complete work with no consequence to the proficiency indicator.
Standards-based progress reports will be used to document ongoing progress and proficiency levels of standards specific for each class in 6th grade.
- Exceeds Expectations – Student demonstrates above grade level understanding for the targeted skill or concept.
- Secure – Student can apply the skill or concept correctly and independently.
- Developing – Student shows some understanding. Reminders, hints, and suggestions are needed to promote understanding to become secure.
- Beginning – Student shows little understanding of the concept. Additional teacher support is needed to become secure.
- N: Needs Continuous Teacher Support – Student does not show any understanding of the concept or skill. Full teacher support is needed.
- ID: Insufficient Data
- –: Not Assessed – The standard was not assessed during the reporting term.
Traditional letter grades for academic summative assessments, projects, etc., will be given for 7thand 8th grade, using the following grading scale:
- A+ (+98% and above)
- A (93%-97%)
- A- (90%-92%)
- B+ (87%-89%)
- B (83%-86%)
- B- (80%-82%)
- C+ (77%-79%)
- C (73%-76%)
- C- (70%-72%)
- D+ (67%-69%)
- D (63%-66%)
- D- (60%-62%)
- F (59% and below)
- I (Incomplete)
- P (Passing)
High School Credit Courses in Middle School
Waukee Board policy states:
For the students who complete high school level I courses or higher in the 8th grade or below, a pass/fail (70%) grade will be awarded and will count towards fulfillment of the high school department requirement. (The 70% refers to the score at the end of the year.)
This means students will receive a grade on his or her progress report at Waukee Middle School or South Middle School; however, only a pass/fail will be recorded on his or her permanent high school transcript. Likewise, within this policy, your child will receive a high school credit toward graduation.