• Grade categories are weighted as follows:

    Assessments: 100%

    Sawtooth Middle is moving toward standards-based grading, and the ELA 7 team has decided to move forward with this approach and base students’ grades 100% on assessments. That doesn’t mean that the only scores in the grade book will be big tests—anything that represents student learning after instruction and practice will be eligible for a grade. We believe that this will place the emphasis on learning and mastery of the material. We do not want students to be penalized for not having mastered a concept while we are still learning and practicing it. Of course, I will still review and offer feedback on practice work so students can celebrate their strengths and improve their skills