Answered By: Lora Cowell
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016     Views: 14


Students grades are based on the evaluation of two categories:

  1. Knowledge and Skills (K&S)  
    75% of the students grade is based on student mastery of knowledge and skills, as demonstrated through "summative" activities, such as quizzes, tests, essays, speeches, presentations, and/or projects.  Note that Semester Exams make up 15% of a student's grade and are included as part of K&S.
  2. Effort
    Because learning is a process, and students learn through practice, activities such as guided readings, exercises, worksheets, and other "formative" assessments are graded for task completion and participation. Corrections provide students with feedback on their learning progress, but accuracy of the work is not graded.  
  3. Late Work‚Äč
    Summative work turned in past the stated due date is graded as follows:  
  • Student will receive a deduction of one letter grade if the missing assessment is submitted within 10 school days after the due date.
  • Student will earn a maximum of 59% if submitted after the 10-day allowance. 

It is important to note that work that is assigned in advance of an absence is expected to be submitted on time.   Absences for school-sponsored activities do not extend deadlines.  

Read the grading policy on pages 9-10 of the Monona Grove High School Student Handbook for more specific details and examples.

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