• ASSIGNMENTS AND MATERIALS

    Please login to your school account and go to your class period's team on Microsoft Teams for assignment and other materials. See Mr. Lauer if you have questions or problems accessing your class team.

    GRADING INFORMATION

    Classwork is practice work that prepares students for assessments but does not factor into the final grade. Some practice work is shown in PowerSchool as a communication/progress reporting tool. Classwork is reported with the following scales:

    COMPLETION (1/0 scale): 1=assignment is completed and or thinking is visible, 0=assignment is not completed and or thinking is not visible
    QUALITY (4/3/2/1 scale): 4=advanced thinking, 3=proficient thinking, 2=basic thinking, 1=minimal thinking, 0=missing

    ​​​​​​​Assessments make up the final grade. All assessments are directly aligned with learning standards and scored on a 4 point rubric. Assessments components are graded with the following scale:

    Advanced (4), 100%
    Proficient (3), 85%
    Basic (2), 70%
    Below basic (1), 55% 

    LIFE SCIENCE TOPICS:

    - Characteristics of life
    - Cells and cell processes
    - Biological systems
    - Cell division, genetics
    - Evolutionary change
    - Ecology