Grades will be calculated as follows:
- 50% - Summative Assessments (unit/chapter tests*, projects**, and presentations**)
- 40% - Formative Assessments (class work***, daily or weekly performance/assignments, quizzes*, in-class projects, warm-ups, and exit tickets)
- 10% - Homework (includes independent practice which represents an extension of the daily objective. Homework receives full credit if it is handed in at the beginning of the class period, is complete, and demonstrates the student's best effort)
*Tests and quizzes: Vocabulary quizzes will be given approximately once a week. Most quizzes will be announced, but some may be unannounced. All tests will be announced. Tests and quizzes will test oral, listening, writing, and/or reading skills.
**Projects/Presentations: Will be assigned several times throughout the year. Each project will include an assessment rubric.
***Classwork: Will consist of oral, listening, writing and reading activities and will be done both individually and in groups. Students are expected to participate positively and to meet the classroom expectations on a daily basis.
Students are responsible for completing all assignments, homework, and projects in a timely manner. Full credit is earned when the assignment is on time and demonstrates the student’s best effort. Late assignments will be given a maximum grade of 50 if completed within a week of the due date. Assignments not completed will receive a grade of zero.