## Grading

My grades reflect the learning of a student's progress towards mastery of subject or program.

I use School Loop to report points given for each assignment. They are weighted based on number of points, i.e. a simple quick assignment might be worth 10 points, whereas a complex assignment might be worth 100 points. Assignments are graded on a 4 point scale.

An example: An assignment has 7 components that are graded. There are up to 4 points possible for each making the total possible 28. Then School Loop does the calculations based on the number of points the assignment is worth. Overall grades are based on a percentage of the number of total points earned. Mastery overall grades will be posted as such.

M- means an assignment is missing. I will note in the comment section when I last looked for the assignment.

INC - means incomplete. The student turned in an assignment and it is either not finished or the wrong assignment.

EX - means excused. This is for an assignment that cannot be made up or recreated. I rarely use this as students are expected to make up all missing work.

I use School Loop to report points given for each assignment. They are weighted based on number of points, i.e. a simple quick assignment might be worth 10 points, whereas a complex assignment might be worth 100 points. Assignments are graded on a 4 point scale.

**4 = Thorough understanding 3 = Adequate understanding 2 = Partial understanding 1 = Minimal understanding 0 = no evidence given**An example: An assignment has 7 components that are graded. There are up to 4 points possible for each making the total possible 28. Then School Loop does the calculations based on the number of points the assignment is worth. Overall grades are based on a percentage of the number of total points earned. Mastery overall grades will be posted as such.

**Advanced - 90-100 Proficient - 80-89 Basic - 70-79 Below Basic - 60-69 Far Below Basic - 50-59****Codes used in School Loop**M- means an assignment is missing. I will note in the comment section when I last looked for the assignment.

INC - means incomplete. The student turned in an assignment and it is either not finished or the wrong assignment.

EX - means excused. This is for an assignment that cannot be made up or recreated. I rarely use this as students are expected to make up all missing work.

*Check out my Blog post of 1/13/17 for discussion on this topic.*