Grading & Homework

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Grading

  • Kindergarten is graded on a checklist format
  • Grades 1, 2 and 3, are graded using: 5 (excellent);  4 (above satisfactory);  3 (satisfactory); 2 (needs more time to develop); 1 (having difficulty) and X (not evaluated at this time)
  • Traditional A, B, C, D and F and + format is used for grades 4-8

Grading Scale for Grades 4-8

100-95 (A);  94-92 (A-);  91-89 (B+);  88-85 (B); 84-82 (B-); 81-79 (C+); 78-75 (C); 74-72 (C-); 71-69 (D+); 68-65 (D); 64-62 (D-); 61 and below (F)

Honor Roll

  • Students in grades 4-8 are eligible for Honor Roll
  • “Principal’s List” students have earned a GPA of 3.90-4.0
  • “First Honors” students have earned a GPA of 3.70-3.89
  • “Second Honors” students have earned a GPA of 3.50-3.69

Homework

Homework is assigned beginning with grade one.  As students progress in school, more homework is required.  Each teacher has expectations and procedures for dealing with homework and with late or incomplete work. Students should always do their own homework, but parents may check it over or review it with their child.

Long-range projects should be completed gradually, over a period of time, both at school and at home. As a general rule, homework will not be assigned when evening programs such as the Christmas program are scheduled.

Recommended length of time that students should spend on homework: Grades 1-3:  20-30 minutes; Grades 4-6: 30-60 minutes; Grades 7-8: 60-90 minutes.

Grading: Grading in kindergarten is done on a checklist format. In grades 1, 2 and 3, grading is shown by 5 (excellent); 4 (above satisfactory); 3 (satisfactory); 2 (needs more time to develop); 1 (having difficulty) and X (not evaluated at this time). In grades 4-8 the traditional A, B, C, D and F and + and – are used.

Grading Scale for Grades 4-8: 100-95 (A); 94-92 (A-); 91-89 (B+); 88-85 (B);

84-82 (B-); 81-79 (C+); 78-75 (C); 74-72 (C-); 71-69 (D+); 68-65 (D); 64-62 (D-); 61 and below (F).

Honor Roll: Students in grades 4-8 are eligible for the ICRS Honor Roll. Names of honor roll students are posted quarterly in the main hallway and are published in the family bulletin.

Students on the “Principal’s List” have earned a GPA of 3.90-4.0. Students receiving “First Honors” have a GPA of 3.70-3.89. Students with “Second Honors” have a GPA of 3.50-3.69.

Homework: Homework is assigned beginning with grade one. As your child progresses in school, more homework is required. Each teacher has expectations and procedures for dealing with homework and with late or incomplete work. Students should always do their own homework, but parents may check it over or review it with their child. Long-range projects should be completed gradually, over a period of time, both at school and at home. As a general rule, homework will not be assigned when evening programs such as the Christmas program are scheduled. Recommended length of time that students should spend on homework: Grades 1-3: 20-30 minutes; Grades 4-6: 30-60 minutes; Grades 7-8: 60-90 minutes.

If you notice your child has an unusual amount of homework, please set up a conference with your child’s teacher.

Reading at home is crucial for learning. Studying, as opposed to doing paperwork, is a different kind of homework assignment that is often given. Studying may include reviewing spelling and vocabulary words, memorizing math facts, rereading assignments or preparing for tests.